This video, while being entertaining, has also been the cause for some great concern from local law enforcement teams and the owners of the Splish Splash waterpark. After thousands of dollars of damage were done to the waterpark, law enforcement officers are heavily investigating this video to hopefully track down the suspects.
21- year-old Billy Perry is the leader of this gang of BMX bikers. He has been arrested for trespassing in the past for similar break-in stunts. Their 15-minute long video documents all of the aspects of the BMX trip which is more than enough evidence for law enforcement officer to pursue this further. Perry even narrates into the camera how he hopes that they don't get arrest this time.
At 6AM, Perry and his friends got an early start and hopped the fence into the water park. It wasn't long until a security guard spotted them on one of the slides. Riverhead police were quickly notified by this security guard. The main concern of managers at this waterpark is the damage done. Extensive repairs were made to these slides earlier in the season. It is very hard to assess the damages and the cost of repair until the winter months are over.
While many news organizations have tried contacting Perry, he has not reached out to the media at all to make a comment on this video. Police are now patrolling the area as they are worried there may be copycat cases of this incident. With the nature of BMX riders to constantly one-up one another, this could easily escalate into similar incidents with riders trying to pull of the best tricks on the craziest slides. It will be interesting to see if police follow through with any arrests. Perry has gained a whole new level of fame for this stunt that he pulled with his friends. Not only did he get the publicity of YouTube but also the publicity of news outlets in the area. Police are also concerned that Perry will be motivated to perform similar stunts.
By: Mike Murphy