Boy's motorcycle gang wish starts with fight

(AP) REXBURG, Idaho - A wish by a 7-year-old Idaho cancer patient to be part of a motorcycle gang started off a bit more realistically than planned.

Rexburg police say as nearly 400 bikers gathered Saturday to grant Wesley Johnson's wish to participate in a motorcycle rally, five members of the Idaho Falls-based Brothers Speed attacked two bikers from Pocatello's Empties motorcycle club.

A 57-year-old Pocatello man suffered serious head and facial injuries and broken bones, while a 50-year-old Pocatello man suffered minor injuries. Police say the second man fired a 9 mm pistol in what he said were warning shots in an attempt to break up the fight.

Police are still investigating.

Saturday's rally did raise more than $6,000 in donations to help pay for Wesley's medical expenses.


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