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BMX riders use homeless people as props in video

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LOS ANGELES (NBC) - Some disturbing videos showing professional BMX riders using unsuspecting homeless people in California as props have emerged on YouTube.

"People don't mean anything to other people. No one thinks about other people’s feelings,” said resident Jazzette Johnston.

Adam Grandmission, owner of the OSS BMX Store near Skid Row, said that he knows the riders and the 16-second clip appears on the store’s Facebook page.

“We didn't make this video and we don't support what was in it or whatever, and I do think it was a slight lack of judgment on my part to basically even retweet it in the first place,” Grandmission said.

The video has generated negative calls to OSS and negative comments online.

Herb Smith runs the Los Angeles Mission. He's been trying to help the homeless for years.

"They deserve to have more respect. They're people of worth and they're worthy of being taken care of and they shouldn’t be treated like any other stump or wood or whatever other object might be jumped over by a biker,” Smith said.

Despite the mounting negativity towards the video, OSS has no plans to remove it from its Facebook page.

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