WATCH: D.C. Police Destroy 62 ATVs, Dirt Bikes

D.C. Police destructed 62 ATVs and dirt bikes on Saturday which were either unregistered, abandoned, or seized through criminal investigation.

The department used a demolition machine to crush the material, producing over 14,000 pounds of recyclable metal.

Police usually auction seized firearms but took a different approach with the ATVs and dirt bikes.

“We hope those who recklessly operate these vehicles will see this as a symbolic gesture,” Chief Peter Newsham said.

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