Another Sunday, Another Round of Illegal Sideshows In Oakland

April 15, 2019

OAKLAND (KCBS RADIO) — Another spate of illegal "sideshow" activity hit Oakland on Sunday, leaving a delivery truck looted and burned and an AC Transit bus damaged.  Litter, burned rubber, and charred pavement were still clearly visible on Monday morning.

Those incidents occurred after dark near the intersection of International Boulevard and 42nd Avenue, which had been the scene of a similar gathering of crowds to watch drivers spin their vehicles in circles a week earlier.  Witnesses reported gunfire, though Oakland Police did not report any gunshot casualties.

Earlier in the day, other sideshows had occurred in broad daylight, including one at Bancroft Avenue and 90th Avenue. Video shared on social media showed two men being knocked to the ground by a swerving SUV.

Oakland Police did not report any arrests in connection with the most recent outbreak of lawlessness.