• 'He's been baiting us to chase him:' Auburn police search for armed, reckless biker

    By: Gary Horcher

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    AUBURN, Wash. - Auburn police say a motorcyclist who spent weeks recklessly trying to bait officers into a pursuit left his high-performance motorcycle and a stolen gun behind after hitting one of their patrol cars and running from the scene.

    Policed shared new video last week where the driver could be heard revving his engine.

     

     

    Auburn police say a motorcyclist who spent weeks recklessly trying to bait officers into a pursuit left his high-performance motorcycle and a stolen gun behind after hitting one of their patrol cars and running from the scene.

    "Basically, when he saw a patrol car, he did something reckless," said Auburn Police Commander Steve Stocker, who said the biker drove around looking for Auburn police cars and then sped by, pulled wheelies and made obscene gestures to officers.

    "When he first came across two or three of our officers in about a one-hour period, our officers just flat out didn't chase him because he was on a crotch rocket," Stocker said, adding that the biker wanted to be chased -- to the point of waiting for police on the street outside the station.

    "As soon as our officer exited the parking lot last week, this guy burned his wheels to get the officer's attention," Stocker said. "The motorcyclist at that point tried to get past the officer, kind of lost control and hit the front push bars of the car, and he fell over."

    The biker ran off, leaving the blue 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle which had no license plates along with a loaded pistol and a holster he dropped.

    Stocker says that gun was stolen and the biker could have been reaching for it when the crash happened.

    "This is what's most concerning for us, is that we have a person out here on a motorcycle that's clearly trying to bait our officers into a very dangerous situation and now he was armed with a stolen gun," Stocker said.

    "We want to know who he is, and his M.O.," Stocker said

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    The suspect is described as an adult white male, approximately 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds.
     
    He was wearing black gloves, a black and white motorcycle helmet (black and white large areas/stripes), a black leather jacket with blue and white stripes down the left and right sleeves, gray pants and black shoes with white soles.

    Auburn police ask anyone who has any information on who this individual to call the Auburn Police Tip Line at 253-288-7403.

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