The biker known as Hollywood Stuntz responded to a week-old query about the New York City bike ride he apparently organized for Sept. 29 with a link to an interview he did with the website Global Grind.
Metro revealed Hollywood's real identity last week: Jamie Lao, a Brooklyn-based stunt biker.
Lao has organized major rides in New York City for years, including a popular Hollywood Halloween ride of which there are several YouTube videos.
But in the Global Grind video interview above, Lao claims that he had canceled his ride at the last minute due to overwhelming pressure from the police.
While there was plenty of evidence of a Hollywood Stuntz ride planned for Sept. 29 this year, from YouTube comments to Facebook and message board posts, Metro found no evidence of the ride having been canceled. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Lao's neighbors had said about 100 bikers had showed up outside Lao's house on Sept. 29 and embarked on a ride en masse.
Lao did not respond to a second request for an interview with Metro, and the NYPD did not immediately confirm Lao's claims that he canceled his ride at their behest.
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