A fight over a parking spot may have been the inciting factor in a biker brawl that killed nine in Waco, Texas, on Sunday.
Police remain unclear on what exactly happened inside that Twin Peaks restaurant, but after interviewing a number of witnesses, they are pursuing the parking spot theory, according to the Dallas Morning News.
“It’s like the Wild West,” McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara told the paper. “These guys become very violent to each other very quickly over nothing.”
On Monday, at least 170 were charged with engaging in organized crime, though authorities said more charges could be possible. They are all currently booked in the McLennan County Jail, held on bail set at $1 million.
But police fear more violence may be on the way. Members of the Bandidos and Cossacks motorcycle gangs have allegedly been told to arm themselves and head to Texas, CNN reports.
“We have been getting reports throughout the day that bikers from out of state are headed this way,” Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton told CBS. “We would encourage them not to, because we have plenty of space in our county jail to put them there.”
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