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CJ Barham, motorcycle stunt rider arrested in Rosarito and in TJ prison

  • CJ Barham, motorcycle stunt rider arrested in Rosarito and in TJ prison

    Posted by JuanSoler on September 22, 2022 at 9:16 am

    Rosarito Beach, Baja California — A professional, motorcycle stunt rider from Sacramento is behind bars in Tijuana who is accused of evading arrest and possessing a handgun.

    29-year-old CJ Barham has over 50,000 followers on instagram where he posts videos of stunts performed on his custom Harley Davidson.

    He calls himself a “concrete cowboy” and has appeared at car and motorcycle shows, performing donuts, wheelies and other tricks for crowds.

    But when he takes his show on public roadways, the stunts become illegal.

    When he crossed the border into Mexico to attend a rally last month, his motorcycle ride turned into a police chase in Rosarito Beach.

    “They were trying to knock CJ off his bike with their police trucks, and one managed to stop him. They jumped and pointed a pistol at him and he came off the embankment and crashed,” said CJ’s mother, Susan Barham.

    The mother doesn’t approve of her son’s stunts on public streets, but when she learns she’s been accused of possessing a handgun in Mexico, she says she knows it’s being set up.

    “That gun did not surface until CJ was taken into custody. There was no gun at the crime scene,” she said. “He has neither guns nor guns. He’s just a motorcyclist.”

    According to the mother, the stunt rider’s father initially tried to interfere with the authorities in Tijuana. Susan Barham said, “When CJ said he had been arrested his father immediately got downstairs and took some cash with him and tried to pay the fine to get him out of jail.” She and father are divorced.

    Handgun possession is a federal crime in Mexico, so CJ was transferred to the La Mesa prison in Tijuana.

    Two weeks ago, his mother had come to visit him for four hours.

    “He’s scared. He’s never been through something like this. So, he’s already lost 10 or 15 pounds in just 20 days. He eats soup everyday. He doesn’t get solid food,” she said .

    Barham has hired a pair of lawyers in Tijuana to help him get his son released.


    bajabill replied 1 year, 8 months ago 12 Members · 14 Replies
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  • CRF450R

    September 22, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    Personally, I think the guy’s an ass with the stunts he pulls and this latest altercation happened after he attended that big biker event last month in Rosarito. He says they planted the gun on him, then I wonder why he tried to get away when the cops tuned on their lights?

    IMHO you lose all credibility when you take off and try to run from the police at a routine traffic stop. Obviously there is more to this that he isn’t telling.

    I have often wondered how many people he has put in the hospital trying to duplicate these stupid stunts he films on the streets and uploads to social media?

  • bajajeepers

    September 22, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    Laughing my ass off. In the video interview his mommy claims her son doesn’t even like guns. I guess she doesn’t pay any attention to his Instagram channel:





    • CRF450R

      September 22, 2022 at 1:25 pm

      Just confirms my gut instincts about this fool.

    • MikeyD

      September 23, 2022 at 4:28 pm

      You can’t make this stuff up. You think the prosecutor down there hasn’t seen this? This turd is his own worst enemy.

  • MikeyD

    September 22, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    Act like a gangster and you can expect to be treated as a gangster.

    • CRF450R

      September 22, 2022 at 1:26 pm


  • mikel

    September 22, 2022 at 3:49 pm

    I read a few reports where witnesses gave quite different versions of the event, reporting that he acted like a complete asshole, tried to ride off when the officers first arrived and then was seen hitting and kicking them when they caught up to him after he dumped his motorcycle on a dirt berm – not the officers hitting him. The officers were then seen picking up his backpack and tossing it inside of the police car without checking it first which could explain why the gun was not discovered on the scene.

    Carrying a gun would definitely give him a reason to run from the police who by all reports approached him in a non-hostile way at first. I think he’s just another jerk who thinks he’s above the law because he has a bunch of social media followers and got caught packing a gun.

    His mom saying he doesn’t like guns isn’t at all believable after watching that Instagram video.

    If you’re going to do the crime, be prepared to do the time.

  • trekker

    September 22, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    It took me all of 60 seconds in this guys Instagram feed to determine that he is a complete moron. No sympathy whatsoever.

    • cabodream

      September 24, 2022 at 8:15 am


  • blitzer

    September 23, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    HIs mom said “…he’s never going back to Mexico after all this is over.”

    And Mexico responded… MUCHAS GRACIAS!!!

  • enchirito

    September 30, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    Any updates on CJ Numbnuts?

    • bajatraveler

      September 30, 2022 at 4:47 pm

      The good news is that his Spanish is probably improving.

  • adelitas

    October 4, 2022 at 5:56 pm
  • bajabill

    October 4, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    So what we see after watching that video of his post-release interview and pulling stunts again on the streets of San Diego within hours of being released (where he almost runs into a black SUV) is that he learned nothing and he is still an ignorant asshole!

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