Motorcyclists are pestering Land O' Lakes residents

Speeding motorcycles caught on video
Posted at 5:55 PM, Aug 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 17:55:45-04

A Land O’ Lakes man is sharing video he shot in his neighborhood because he’s fed up.

He followed three speeding bikers, but couldn’t even keep up with them as they raced through the streets.

“Dangerous. Both to themselves and to pedestrians,” said Chris, who declined to give his last name.

Chris says it’s a constant problem.

“They're gone in a blink of an eye,” he said.

He’s seen bikers, sometimes in large groups of 10 or more, racing through Lake Padgett Estates East.

He said he’s called the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, but it’s hard to know when they are coming.

“Makes me nervous for us and for them. I’ve had them come up on the bumper of my car within a foot or two, trying to get us to get faster. It’s not safe for anybody," he said.

In nearby Turtle Lakes in Lutz, Steve Winterol makes sure he’s always got Brillo on a short leash, because of the biker he says speeds by his house.

“You can hear him winding up as he comes around the curb. I’m guessing he’s probably hitting 55,” Winterol said.

After looking at Chris’ video, Steve thinks one of those bikers is the same guy that worries him here.

“If you want to speed go out on the highway. You can go 75-80 miles an hour on the expressway,” he said.

The concerns are all over social media, with hundreds of comments on the neighborhood’s NextDoor page.

Some are are asking for more deputies to patrol, others say speed bumps are the answer.

The Sheriff’s Office says they are looking into the complaints, but it’s a common problem all over the county.