Hill Hopping Continues at Ridge Pointe

Posted at 8:00 pm February 7, 2005

Jonesboro, AR--The fact that a teenager was killed "hill hopping" in December hasn't scared other teens away from the dangerous stunt.

"It's very unfortunate. The kids don't realize the seriousness of what's going on with this hilljumping over here." say Manuel Clark.  He works security for the subdivision. He says the accident that killed 15-year-old Cadie McNamara slowed down the hillhoppers but it hasn't stopped them. "In fact, we've had a couple of incidents since the horriffic accident." he added.

In an effort to help save the next impervious group of teens, residents on Riveria Drive have put up construction barrels in the middle of the road. Ryan Kibler lives on Riviera. He was home the night of the accident. "There was some people that put up barriers to tone down the accidents." he said.

According to Jonesboro Police, there has one been one official complaint about hill hopping on Riviera Drive. But folks who live in the neighborhood know it's still going on. How? Some weekend mornings they get up and their barrels have been moved.

"Some Sunday mornings you wake up and they are scattered all over the yards." Kibler says.

Clark agrees, "Kids are still jumping over the hill and running over the barrels. Instead of going around them or going their own way, they are actually going over them and continuing to do the hill jumping."