Video: Cop Stands With Feet In Path Of Ferrari 458 Spider, Allegedly Gets Foot Run Over, Goes Crazy (InformationLiberation)
A New York cop who was inexplicably writing a ticket to a man for having his Ferrari temporarily "parked" in a hotel's valet zone (with the hotel's full permission) chose to aggressively stand with his feet in front of the man's car as he wrote him a ticket. When the man inched forward with his car, rather than move out of the way, the cop chose to move his body to the side, but position his feet directly in the path of the Ferrari's wheels. When the man tapped the gas again to leave in protest of what he felt was an unjust ticket, the cop again chose to stay positioned right next to the vehicle, and he allegedly got one of his feet run over. It's not clear in the video if the cop actually got his foot run over, the car did not appear to be moving at the time, and his foot was clearly not trapped under the wheel. Regardless, the cop claimed he ran over his foot and then chose to try and smash the man's driver side window, yelled curses at him repeatedly, flung the Ferarri's door open into a random adjacent taxi, then grabbed the man and violently pulled him out of his car, then shoved him and challenged him saying, "You want to assault a f**ing officer?!" A second cop arrived and the two took the man down to the ground, where the man laid for some time before being hauled away in a police cruiser.
Here's the description from the uploader on YouTube:
I was walking around Soho, NYC today when I stumbled upon this Ferrari 458 Spider with a cop writing a ticket next to it. I started to record the situation because I thought it'd make a cool video, little did I know what I was in for. As soon as I started recording the owner of the car appeared and got in it. He slowly started moving since he refused to accept the ticket (the car was parked in a hotels valet zone and the hotel valet had the keys, I myself don't understand why the cop was giving him the ticket, it was approved by the hotel that the car was parked there.) The cop then told him to stop but he proceeded to move forward. Now at this point I believe the cops foot was under the front drivers side tire. Yet again the owner moved the car forward and apparently he somewhat ran over the cops foot (or at least that's what can be made out from everything in the video, others at the scene claimed otherwise.) This triggered the cop and he slammed his hand into the drivers window and proceed to open the door (notice how many times he bumped it into the taxi cab) and pull the driver out forcefully. The driver was then thrown on the ground and handcuffed and arrested. The owners girlfriend seen in the video is also Stephanie Pratt from the MTV hit show, The Hills. The car did suffer some damage, paint chips on the door from when the cop slammed it into the cab and some scuffs by the engine bay shown in the last scene of this video. Pretty crazy situation, I was definitely at the right place at the right time![NOAD]