Tulsa Police: 'Street Outlaws' Not Welcome Here

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 6:09 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa Police want the city to deny a request from the crew of  the Street Outlaws cable television program to shoot here later this month.

Tulsa police say street racing is a big problem in three areas in Tulsa, and with the worst being 46th Street North and Mingo. They say on weekends there are more than 50 cars in a parking lot there and they believe it's only a matter of time before someone gets killed.

They say racers take over the intersection, using the traffic light as their starter light and racing east on both sides of the street.

You can see by the skid marks. Racers also like the on Port Road that runs in front the zoo. The third hotspot is right in front of a business that runs trucks in and out day and night.

Captain Brian Carlisle with Tulsa Police said, "It's not just kids and wannabes racing fast stock cars they have. There are people trailering in car for these races on weekends, and most of these cars are not even close to being street legal."

Tulsa gave Street Outlaws permits to film in Tulsa in 2014 and now the show has asked again, but police plan to ask city councilors this Thursday to deny those permits.

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"Our hope is by not approving these permits anymore, not approving, authorizing this, promoting it, because it does glorify illegal behavior," said Capt. Carlisle.

He says it's all about safety. 

Tulsa police told us the Street Outlaws show had been involved in a fatal wreck in Oklahoma City but we have learned that was incorrect. The fatality wreck involving one of the show’s drivers occurred in Los Angeles