Sheriff: Report ‘takeovers’ or ‘sideshows’ to non-emergency number

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is urging the public to report any “takeovers” or “sideshows” to its non-emergency number.

The Sheriff’s Office says “takeovers” or “sideshows” involve the reckless and unlawful blocking off intersections, speeding, and performing stunts such as drifting donuts and ghost riding.

The Sheriff’s Office says ghost riding consists of a driver exiting a moving vehicle to dance or perform near or on the car before re-entering to take over control, putting themselves and others at serious risk of injury or worse.

“By promptly reporting any incidents of takeovers or sideshows to our non-emergency number, community members can play a vital role in helping law enforcement take action to address these dangerous activities,” the Sheriff’s Office said.

The Sheriff’s Office encourages the public to call 915-832-4408 to report non-emergency incidents related to takeovers or sideshows.

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