Armed with homemade hand grenades and orders to kill, members of the Pagan outlaw motorcycle gang planned to roar into Wildwood’s annual biker rally last September, looking for blood. Members were ordered to be “prepared to die or go to prison,” during their planned attack on rival Hells Angels, according to federal officials.
Luckily, federal prosecutors, already neck deep in a 21-month investigation, were a step ahead of the notorious motorcycle gang. They rounded up 17 high-ranking Pagans from across New Jersey and New York, and the Roar to the Shore biker rally ended with little more than a whimper.
Nonetheless, the message was clear: Pagans have cemented themselves in New Jersey, and they are willing to defend their turf with deadly force.