Police in Cam Lâm District of central Khánh Hòa Province have identified three ‘circus performers’ who performed many daredevil acts while riding motorbikes at high speed on a national highway last month.
They are Trần Quốc Linh, Phạm Văn Thọ and, Nguyễn Văn Tâm.
All of them are 18 years old, said Senior Lieutenant Trương Văn Ty, deputy head of district police.
Linh and Thọ live in Cam Lâm, while Tho resides in Diên Khánh District.
The district police had tried to track them down after being reported about a striking video clip posted on YouTube late last month.
As shown in the six-minute clip, these young men performed martial art moves and many dangerous acts while riding motorbikes at high speed and shouting loudly on the National Highway No 1 on April 25.
All of them did not wear a crash helmet but wore face masks to make themselves hard to identify when they “performed” on the highway’s section from Diên Khánh District’s Suối Hiệp Commune to Cam Lâm District’s Suối Cát Commune.
Their acts included not holding the bike handlebars, controlling their motorbikes only with their legs on the vehicles’ seats, gesticulating wildly while travelling, and some others.
Such reckless acts have caused furious reactions from viewers.
At a meeting with the police on May 14, the three young men admitted to their violations on traffic regulations but they said they did not know who had videotaped their stunts and posted the clip on the Internet.
After collecting enough evidence for the young men’s violations, the Cam Lâm District police will refer the case to the Khánh Hòa Province police for handling.