Police say a video a man posted to social media of him participating in the South Florida Martin Luther King Day Rideout led to his arrest in New York.
Wilfredo Garcia, Jr., 27, was taken into custody last week by the NYPD on charges related to last month's Wheels Up, Guns Down ride, Hollywood Police said Thursday.
Wilfredo Garcia was taken into custody on charges resulting from illegal activities that occurred during "Bikes Up, Guns Down Ride" pic.twitter.com/Qa3J6m2xkb
— HollywoodFL Police (@HollywoodFLPD) February 2, 2017
Police said officers researched social media and found a video Garcia had posted as he rode an ATV on State Road 7 during the January 16 ride. Garcia was arrested at his home in New York and was being held at Rikers Island as he awaits extradition to South Florida.
Garcia faces charges of reckless driving and fleeing and eluding police.
Several agencies from Miami-Dade and Broward made dozens of arrests, towed 74 vehicles and confiscated three guns after hundreds of ATV and dirt bike riders took to the streets. Two people were killed in separate crashes related to the event, authorities said.