SLO County motorcycle stunt irks law enforcement, video
April 18, 2016
A video showing a San Luis Obispo County real estate agent and former professional motocross rider driving to work has caught the attention of law enforcement.
On his way from North County to San Luis Obispo, Topher Ingalls leaps over and onto Highway 101 ramps, skids across agricultural properties and wheelies down a pedestrian street. Ingalls then rides through downtown San Luis Obispo and parks his motorbike outside Buschur Realty, his new workplace.
The video promotes Ingalls’ transition from motocross driver to real estate sales. Ingalls posted the video to Youtube and it went viral, but he took it down after it prompted criticism. The video is still available online on other platforms.
CHP officer Patrick Seebart told the LA Times that the Templeton CHP office is reviewing the video and investigating whether any traffic laws were broken. Seebart said it is disturbing that someone would drive so carelessly on the freeway and put innocent people in danger.
Motorcycling magazine Cycle World said Ingalls created the best marketing video in years, if not ever.