Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN
This is the moment an angry driver attacks a traffic cop with a car jack after being asked to pull over.
The incident was filmed in the city of Guayaquil in the western Ecuadorian province of Guayas during a traffic stop, and the video was later posted on social media.
In the footage, two Ecuador Traffic Police (ATM) officers are seen standing in front of a car as the owner lunges at one of the cops with a jack in his hand.
The driver throws the jack and it appears to hit the fleeing traffic cop’s face.
Meanwhile, his colleague does little to stop the burly man from getting in his car and speeding away.
The unnamed officer said afterwards: “I saw him take a jack from the boot and I ran away, turning my face.
“He then threw the jack at me and it hit me on the right side of my face.”
According to reports, the local authorities have offered a reward of 3,000 USD (2,320 GBP) for anyone who comes forward with information that leads to the suspect’s arrest.
The ATM director said on Twitter: “I have decided to use all the resources at my disposal to catch this dangerous aggressor as quickly as possible. I insist that we do everything to find him and bring him to justice.”
The investigation continues.
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