A Los Angeles-area real estate agent could be in hot water with police after he released a promotional video showing himself jumping over the onramp of a major freeway on a motorcycle. The Los Angeles Times reports Topher Ingalls, a former professional motocross rider, created the video to advertise his new job at Buschur Realty. In addition to jumping over the 101 Freeway onramp, it shows him hopping farm fences, driving through farmland near the freeway, and popping wheelies. "It is disturbing that someone would drive so carelessly on the freeways like that, putting innocent people in danger,” a California Highway Patrol officer tells the Times. The CHP is now investigating to see if Ingalls broke any traffic laws.
Ingalls has since removed the video from YouTube, despite what he says was "mostly positive feedback." But Cycle World Magazine still has the clip up, calling it "a totally kick-butt video" that will "probably at least make you excited for your next commute to work." But they're not entirely helping Ingalls' cause either: "I’m not sure that everything (or anything) in this video is 100% legal," Bradley Adams at Cycle World writes. Meanwhile, the riders at BikeBandit.com think Ingalls' video is bad for the sport, calling it "a shameless exhibition…of some extraordinarily illegal maneuvers." "These are the kind of stunts that are not only dangerous, but also draw the ire of the non-riding public at large," the website states.