Brooklyn, NY – A fleeing driver drove over the hood of a parked New York Police Department (NYPD) vehicle on Oct. 19 to make his getaway and it was captured on video.
The incident occurred at about 7 p.m. on Oct. 19 after NYPD officers spotted three people sitting in a Hyundai Sonata parked in a no-parking zone in the 100-block of Troy Avenue in Crown Heights, the New York Post reported.
NYPD said that when officers approached the parked vehicle, they smelled marijuana.
Officers ordered the 29-year-old man in the driver’s seat of the car to get out, the New York Post reported.
The driver followed the officers’ orders, but police said his passenger climbed into the driver’s seat after he got out and took the wheel.
Video captured at the scene showed an officer standing at the open door of the car with his Taser in his hand.
The driver ignored police commands to get out of the vehicle and instead closed the door, causing the officer standing next to it to step out of the way, the video showed.
In the video, the original driver of the vehicle appeared to be yelling at his friend who had taken the driver’s seat.
The video showed the officer deployed his Taser at the driver through the car window twice, but it did nothing to stop the man.
Instead, the driver backed the car up as much as he could, and then put it in drive and drove over the hood of the unmarked police car parked next to it to make his getaway.
The video showed the police SUV lurched to the left when the white sedan launched itself onto its hood.
The original driver and the officer watched with stunned expressions as the Hyundai Sonata went up onto its right-side wheels and drove its left side across the hood.
The video showed that the car landed back on all four tires on the other side of the unmarked police vehicle and took off down the street as the horrified officer looked on.
“This individual, while fleeing the location, struck two parked vehicles and drove over the front of a police vehicle,” NYPD Sergeant Jessica McRorie told the New York Post in a statement.
Police said they found the white Hyundai three blocks away at Atlantic and Utica Avenues.
A female passenger had remained with the vehicle, but the man who drove over the police car had fled, the New York Post reported.
Police arrested the original driver for criminal possession of fraudulent credit cards and a credit card skimming device.
Authorities have not yet apprehended the suspect who fled across the police vehicle, the New York Post reported.
You can seen video from the incident below: