You think the Los Angeles Police Department is a little nervous about Friday night's Critical Mass bike ride? In May cops and cyclists clashed, with riders claiming that an officer threw a kick at a bike (a move apparently caught on tape) while others threw riders down. (It's under investigation).
Now LAPD has released a passive-aggressive statement wishing the riders well but warning there will be no shenanigans.
It'll be a warm night, and the moon's almost full, so maybe police are justified in fearing lots of skinny, stoned people on bikes. Sounding a little like an authority figure on Beavis & Butthead, LAPD listed things it does NOT want to see …
Thefts / Assaults
*Gluten-free sack lunches
Drinking in Public
Smoking/using illicit substances
Driving/Riding under the influence
Running red lights/Stop sign
Crossing the center line or riding against traffic
Is this a bike ride or a biker convention?
For those who dare, the party starts at 7:30 p.m. at Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue in Koreatown and goes — wherever it pleases. Bring your own pepper spray.
*We kid (but the rest of the list is real).