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TAMPA, Fla. – More than a dozen individuals were arrested, and multiple guns were recovered, by the Tampa Police Department between Friday, January 27, through Sunday, January 29, 2023, as part of an operation to dismantle a planned street racing event throughout Tampa Bay.
Officers became aware of an event circulating on social media dubbed the “Tampa vs Everybody” takeover.
Participants were sharing information privately via social media apps regarding meeting locations where they would either race or perform vehicle stunts in the roadways, such as “donuts” in front of spectators, shutting down the streets.
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Some of the participants were expected to be armed with firearms, based on information received by officers.
Street racers were located in the act at multiple locations throughout Tampa, Hillsborough County, and surrounding areas of Tampa Bay. Tampa PD arrested 14 individuals, some of whom are minors facing misdemeanor charges.
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