Two rival California-based motorcycle gangs clashed Saturday in Roy following a funeral service for a gang member who had died in a motorcycle crash.
Roy Police Sgt. Curtis Gibson said a few members of the Mongols and the Vagos motorcycle clubs first clashed about 3 p.m. with a bitter exchange of words outside a funeral home. The deceased was a member of the Mongols who lived in Roy, Gibson said.
Members of the Vagos gang then moved to a parking lot of a restaurant at 5600 South and 1900 West, where they were surrounded by Mongols members, Curtis said. Gang members exchanged heated words, and there was some pushing and shoving, but officers intervened to break up the crowd. No physical altercations ensued, and rumors of shots being fire are untrue, said Curtis, who was among the officers on scene.