AUBURN (CBS13) — Deputies say they are seeing a spike in daredevils trespassing at the Foresthill Bridge to take videos for Instagram and TikTok.
In less than two weeks, the Placer County Sheriff's Office says they have caught and cited 25 people for trespassing at the bridge.
"There's a lot of people posting about being on the Foresthill Bridge in places that they're not supposed to be," Lieutenant Andrew Scott, Placer County Sheriff's Office, said.
The sheriff's office says most of the people cited have been young adults.
"We've seen the videos on Instagram and TikTok, and some people think it's 'cool' to showcase themselves trespassing in action, believing it's a great opportunity for a social media post. We have another term we use for these pictures and videos: EVIDENCE," the sheriff's office wrote in a statement on Facebook.
Deputies are calling these trespassers daredevils because the part of the bridge they've been caught at is not easily accessible to the public.
"Yeah, if people are posting stuff like that, other people are going to see it. And they're going to and copy it. It's just going to get worse," David Anders said.
Some people hiking around and walking on the bridge told CBS13 they shake their heads at these social media posts.
"It sends a message to not be safe. So, do something smart," Michael Castro Giovanni said.
"I think people need to stay out where they're not welcome and where it says no trespassing. Because there's a lot of kids that have fallen off by accident and died," Rebecca West said.
People found trespassing on that portion of the bridge face a $2,000 fine and/or six months in jail, the sheriff's office says.
"It may make a cool picture. But it's not worth the risk that you're placing yourselves in," Scott said.
Here are just a few photos that people have posted of themselves trespassing on the bridge.
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