Group of teens on e-bikes set off fireworks at Hermosa Beach pier

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. – Teenagers once again are wrecking havoc in South Bay communities. Recently, teens on e-bikes were seen setting off powerful fireworks in the middle of crowds in Hermosa Beach.

The latest incident happened Saturday night around 8:30 p.m. at the pier. 

Video shows teenagers riding e-bikes and setting off fireworks saying, “do it, do it. Throw it on the roof.”

A few seconds later, someone lights and throws something on the ground.

“My ears were ringing, and I got disoriented,” said John Fahmy, who shot the video.  

“The footage is not apparent that I was scared, but I was startled.”

FOX 11 first reported on e-bikers terrorizing the South Bay last month.

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“There’s no doubt this was a very dangerous situation. People could have been seriously injured, but we had officers there immediately,” said Hermosa Beach Police Chief Paul LeBaron.

The incident happened about a week after Hermosa Beach City Council passed an emergency ordinance regulating e-bikes. 

In this firework incident, police say they are already looking at a suspect.

“The person we believe is a juvenile, and we are working with that person’s family right now,” Chief LeBaron said. 

In terms of the e-bikes, Hermosa Beach Police have been posting videos of increased enforcement saying, “We are absolutely paying attention to the fact that there are kids that are doing bad things with a technology that is far more advanced than they are capable of handling.” 

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.