Thursday, September 29, 2016

Theft of Fort McMurray gang rival's vest a 'killing offence,' says expert

Five full patch members of the Warlocks outlaw motorcycle gang in Fort McMurray are accused of stealing the vest worn by a rival gang member. The five face charges after a police crackdown on rival Fort McMurray biker gangs.

"Someone might get gunned down over this," he said. "The theft of colours is a killing offence." The five Warlocks allegedly approached Syndicate member Dale Perry 'in a public place', armed with pepper spray and brass knuckles and forcibly removed Perry's vest. RCMP said tensions have simmered since August between the Warlocks and the Syndicate, a Hells Angels support group.
World rules for the Hells Angels and for the Warlocks are not confusing ... OMGs are supposed to fight to the death before giving up their colours. That makes the theft of a rival's vest especially significant.

"It's basically showing the other club we are the dominant club," Police said. "We can take your vest. It's supposed to show dominance". ALERT described the Syndicate as one of about two dozen Hells Angels support groups currently operating in the province and said they've been active in Fort McMurray since 2009.

Parker said the Warlocks have been operating in Fort McMurray since 2010, as one of two Canadian chapters of the Florida-based organization.The other Canadian chapter is in Edmonton. A third chapter that operated out of Drayton Valley was dismantled in 2014 when ALERT arrested four members.