LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police have arrested two men in connection to a trick driving event on Las Vegas Boulevard.

The incident took place on July 29, when officers were conducting a follow-up investigation after reports that a large group of cars had been meeting and taking over local intersections known as “street takeover” events, according to an arrest report.

Detectives learned of a street takeover event being promoted on social media asking drivers to meet up at 9155 South Las Vegas Boulevard that night.

The event posting included information that the gathering would take over an intersection later that night.

The promoter for the event was later identified as Graham Liberal of Florida, according to the report.

Police said more than 50 cars showed up, some people had even brought children ranging from two to 12 years old to the event.

Michael Alex was later identified as one of the drivers seen attempting dangerous tricks with his car, according to the police report.

Detectives then continued to monitor the group and said Liberal then posted on social media inviting followers to meet at the Resorts World Las Vegas parking garage.

Shortly after the post was published, Alex and Liberal were seen getting into a Dodge Charger with a cartoon character vehicle wrap and leaving the area with a group of cars following them out, the report stated.

Alex and his passenger Liberal were then taken into custody by police.

During the investigation, police stated that Liberal is known to have a large following online and promote similar events across the country.

Trick racing arrests (LVMPD/Facebook)

According to the report, Michael Alex was arrested on several charges which are listed below.

  • Reckless/trick driving, 1st offense
  • Disregard for safety of person or property
  • Felony – Carry concealed weapon without a permit

Graham Liberal faces a misdemeanor charge for participating in an organized speed contest, a first offense.

NOTE: According to NRS 484B.653, trick driving display means using a vehicle to perform tricks, stunts, or other maneuvers on the public highway upon which traffic has been diverted slowed, impeded, or blocked to enable the performing of such tricks, stunts, or other maneuvers or having such tricks, stunts or maneuvers filmed or otherwise recorded.