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Video of Misfits biker Jamie Evans goes viral

Wynnum bike enthusiast Jamie Evans

Wynnum bike enthusiast Jamie Evans Photo: Facebook

A video of a Wynnum motorcyclist being questioned by police has gone viral on social media, after the man claimed he was being “harassed” by officers.

From the time it was uploaded on Saturday until 10am Monday, Jamie Evans' video on YouTube had been viewed more than 244,000 times.

The video shows several police questioning Mr Evans for 10 minutes at a service station, believed to be in Beenleigh.

Wynnum bike enthusiast Jamie Evans

Wynnum bike enthusiast Jamie Evans Photo: Facebook

The officers ask Mr Evans basic questions about his identity, if he belongs to an outlaw motorcycle club, and whether his motorcycle is roadworthy.

Mr Evans, 45, claims he was detained for “close on an hour” and released without any infringement notices or charges being laid.

“They asked for my license (sic) and I asked if they could wait until I finished filling up. I went in and paid for the fuel and when I came back out was confronted with five cop cars and 10 cops which detained me for license, breath test and vehicle compliance. A sixth car turned up to issue me with a drug test,” he wrote on Facebook.

Mr Evans, who is a member of the recreational motorcycle club The Misfits and was wearing a leather vest with their logo, said his case was proof that the Newman Government's anti-bikie laws were impacting regular citizens.

A Queensland Police spokeswoman confirmed on Sunday evening no charges were laid against Mr Evans.

"Police were conducting an ongoing operation in the Logan District and due to the location and circumstances of the vehicle police intercepted the man at a nearby location," the spokeswoman said.

"Law abiding motorcyclists and members of the community have nothing to fear from this increased police presence and operational activity."

Fairfax Media has contacted Mr Evans for comment.

The video also shows a female police officer saying that Mr Evans did not produce his licence when he was first pulled over.

Mr Evans then tells the surrounding police that he “has no respect for cops”.

Disparaging remarks about police and the state government appear on Mr Evans' Facebook page.

Mr Evans "likes" several online pages of outlaw motorcycle clubs, and other pages he supports are critical of the Newman Government.

The social motorcycle club he is a member of, The Misfits, describes itself online as "a non-political, family friendly and fully independent club although we support other clubs and their charitable functions." 

180 comments

  • An hour long pull over, for no reason. Yup nothing to fear innocent Queenslanders, nothing to fear.

    Commenter
    Jamie Stacy
    Date and time
    January 12, 2014, 6:12PM
    • No one can argue that this good use of police resources. Next time they want extra money and more new police just remember that they themselves behave this way. They should feel embarrassed and ask the union to step in.

      Commenter
      Slakewell
      Date and time
      January 12, 2014, 8:34PM
    • One does have to stand up for one's rights. We are being bombarded with the cliche that if you have nothing to hide or worry about, then you have nothing to fear.
      Interesting to see that the lippy female police was moved on by her superiors.
      Interesting that the Cuzzy Bro and his faux bikie tatts was moved on as well. Too much sneering from a Once was a Warrior. Not too media friendly.
      The sergeant was peeved that his boys and girls were outsmarted. Moved most of them out of frame.
      Fancy saying that he could not film the incident. Perfectly in his right to do so. There could be evidence to support his claims if it goes to court. Police film and record everything.
      Good to see that the police stated their names as requested he should have requested their credentials as well, just like you and me with our license - one cannot be too sure who is masquerading as police these days. Even the sworn members.
      So what if he dislikes poice. Police refer to most interactions as turning over grubs.
      Jamie must now be singing - who's that knocking at the door? 6am must be the law - Pig city.

      Commenter
      Abu Nazir
      Location
      Homeland
      Date and time
      January 12, 2014, 8:56PM
    • I fail to see the relevance in some of the police questioning: how many friends does he have; and does he have a job & what is it.

      Commenter
      Eggbert47
      Date and time
      January 12, 2014, 9:06PM
    • For nothing - up there it is considered enforcing the law. The bikies and their hanger-ons and suckholes might not like it but most other states and just watching to see if the law gets struck down and if it doesn't you can bet it will be in all states. there's no votes is support your local OMCG.

      Commenter
      the Truth
      Location
      Melbourne
      Date and time
      January 12, 2014, 9:56PM
    • Have another read buddy. The vid was 10 minutes. He "claims" an hour. I call BS.

      It's pretty clear he doesn't like the cops and that the entire job was a set-up and that he was taunting the police into pulling him over. Rollout onto the highway looking like a biker with patched leathers and create a scene. Biker wannabe more like it.

      Boo-hoo Jamie boo-hoo.

      Commenter
      Julian
      Location
      Brisbane
      Date and time
      January 12, 2014, 10:19PM
    • Notice the gang of club members wearing colours and patches?
      The blue ones....

      There aught to be a law against it.

      Commenter
      Jonathan
      Location
      Melbourne
      Date and time
      January 12, 2014, 11:28PM
    • Anyone on a bike should have a number of items of recording equipment on board and on their person, both sound and video.

      Email the video link to your friends and give General Newman the click.

      Commenter
      Ian
      Location
      Brisbane
      Date and time
      January 13, 2014, 10:39AM
    • When you have been checked and cleared by the police they should issue a receipt, so that next time you are pulled over, say the next day or week, you can show the receipt to the kind officer and be on your way and save the tax payer a lot of money.

      Commenter
      Ian
      Location
      Brisbane
      Date and time
      January 13, 2014, 10:41AM
    • How about we introduce a law against bad taste and jail them in solitary for that? Honestly these Harleys and the kit they wear are so god-damn ugly. They should locked up and the streets kept clean for decent folk.

      Commenter
      Jesus
      Location
      Brisbane
      Date and time
      January 13, 2014, 10:47AM

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