Authorities warn of increased biker gang activity in Florida

Posted at 9:45 PM, May 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-27 18:04:27-04

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say they are seeing an increase in biker gang activity in Florida as the Outlaw Motorcycles Club tries to establish dominance over other clubs, especially in South Florida.

The Sun Sentinel of South Florida ( ) reported Saturday that the FBI sent out a memo late last year warning law enforcement agencies to expect an uptick in biker gang activity in South Florida, particularly in the Florida Keys.

The memo advised that various gangs are trying to establish dominance in South Florida, and the Outlaws may respond aggressively.

The memo also cautioned that gang fights at motorcycle festivals could be expected.

Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay says the four main biker gangs aiming for dominance in South Florida are the Outlaws, the Hells Angels, the Pagans and the Pistons.