HPD files charges against men playing basketball in middle of busy road
Two men caught on video playing basketball in a busy Houston intersection are now facing traffic charges, according to police.
Roland Zepeda, 18, and Edward Joseph Gonzales, 25, are seen shooting hoops with a children's basketball goal at the Gulf Freeway and Broadway Avenue and have since gone viral, according to the Houston Police Department.
Facebook user Monsee Cortes posted the video on June 1 with the caption "Only in Houston."
The video has made its way around social media with more than 2,600 comments, nearly 400 shares and more than 870 video views.
The duo is now charged with obstruction of traffic and a roadway - a misdemeanor.
While many people joked about the video, others did not appreciate it.
"This (expletive) is not funny," Mavm Vega said.
"Someone call the police!" Kiersten Jay Raymond said.
The person recording the video panned over to show traffic. Drivers were honking their horns and driving around the basketball game.