Police Seeking Bel Air 'Evel Knievel' After Fountain Jump

A YouTube video of a dirt bike jumping the fountain in front of Harford County courthouse is under investigation by police.

Bel Air has its own infamous stunt man after a YouTube video caught the attention of police.

On Oct. 27, a video was posted to the popular video sharing website depicting a man in a cape and helmet completing a dirt bike jump over the landmark fountain in front of the Harford County Circuit Court building. You can find the video attached to this post.

In the one minute and 13 second video entitled "Evil Kenevil lives in Bel Air" the rider breaks several laws, including driving the wrong way on Main Street.

A small crowd watched the jump with enthusiasm, directly across the street from the Harford County Sheriff's Office Headquarters building.

Bel Air Police didn't learn of the incident until three days later when an officer and motorcycle enthusiast was emailed a link to the video, according to a story on ExploreHarford.com.

Although police didn't know of the jump until days later, a Bel Air officer did try to stop someone matching the stuntman's description during the early hours of Oct. 27, according to ExploreHarford.com.

"Yes indeed he had his cape on," Sgt. Robert Pfarr told ExploreHarford.com. "That night was the night most of the taverns and bars in town were having costume events. It didn't strike me as odd because everyone else was in costume."

The rider was on an unregistered dirt bike, police told ExploreHarford.com.

Pfarr is in charge of the investigation, Deputy Chief Richard Peschek said Friday.

Pfarr was not available for comment Friday. If police track down the daredevil, he will likely face reckless driving and driving an unauthorized bike charges, according to a Fox45 report.

Tim November 25, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Hey, this is kinda like all the crime that happens in White Marsh Mall, especially the outside areas....right across the street from the White Marsh precinct, right?
Jeff November 25, 2012 at 07:39 PM
If this was back in the 50s or 60s the cops wouldve stood in that crowd cheering him on like everyone else. This is where we have gone as a society. Why does everyone hate fun nowadays? To all those snooty for no reason Bel Air residents, get off your imaginary high horses. Live a little. Im from Aberdeen, and I love my city. If someone decided to jump Ripken's statute, half the city would be there, cheering.
Mr.Miagi November 26, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Tim November 26, 2012 at 08:19 PM
The fact that somebody does a stunt like this is not an embarrassment to police... they can't be everywhere all the time.
sheeple whisperer November 27, 2012 at 12:03 AM
i agree, but the police state says fun is against the law! when will fun for adults be outlawed? that is a trick question it already is!


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