Bail denied for man accused of stopping traffic to play basketball on freeway ramp

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A man accused in a basketball stunt will remain in jail on a theft charge. Foti Kallergis reports. (KTRK)

A judge has denied bail for one of the two men accused of shutting down the Gulf Freeway feeder road so they could play a game of hoops.

Video of Roland Zepeda Jr. and his cousin Edward Gonzalez went viral, but the publicity seems to have backfired on them.

Zepeda was in court today on a theft charge, stemming directly from the posting of his hoops video.

Court documents allege Zepeda stole two GoPro cameras valued around $600 from a house in Pasadena and the crime was caught on camera.

One of the alleged theft victims told police they saw him on the news in the basketball stunt, and was able to identify him by his clothing and tattoos.

Bond was denied because this was Zepeda's third theft charge and second theft conviction.

Gonzalez was also set to appear today on a felony theft charge, and according to court documents, the charge stems from an incident where he is alleged to have stolen nearly $8,000 in Beats by Dr. Dre headphones from a west Houston retail Apple store.

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