WARNING: The following videos contain violence that some viewers may find disturbing.crowd broke up, but at around 10:30 p.m., another incident was reported. “Multiple vehicles began to drive recklessly, blocking the intersection and driving in circles disregarding traffic laws. Officers again dispersed the crowd,” the release said. Police responded to another report of racing and chaos shortly before 1 a.m. and then another one shortly after 1:30 a.m.
An Instagram video captured some of the chaos as a truck drove through fires already burning on the pavement. After one pass, the flames leaped and caught the clothing of several people on fire.
Austin Texas as the car club racing mayhem spread north from Barton Springs @ S. Lamar some Fk’d around and found out. Play with fire – Get burned 🔥 pic.twitter.com/O3sZot5nTg— Tex_2A (@Tex2_A) February 20, 2023
The video captured the scene as most of those whose pants were on fire either tore off their burning clothes or kept running — ignoring the school-taught adage of “stop, drop and roll” as the best way to put out the flames if a person catches on fire. Barton Springs Saloon property manager William Rabel said the chaos needs to stop, according to KEYE-TV. “Fireworks going off, there were people standing out on the middle of the street trying to grab the cars, hanging onto the cars as they’re spinning, getting thrown from the cars, people hanging out the window with flags,” he said. “You gotta deter this somehow and if not, it’s anarchy,” he said. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Many thoughts about this maddening lawlessness in Austin last night.But more than anything: God bless our brave men and women in blue! Especially those working in cities where they’re undervalued, underpaid and under attack, like in Austin. #txlege https://t.co/Xrcjj6afAy — Jeff Leach (@leachfortexas) February 19, 2023