'I really thought I was going to die' (PoliceMisconduct.net)
Thursday May 23rd, 2013
From the Austin American-Statesman:
Driving in the early morning hours to his job at a metal shop in Buda, Miguel Montanez at first thought the approaching lights were a school bus or a tow truck.First there’s the close-call on an innocent person losing his life. Next comes the troubling, circle-the-wagons response–which is 100% deliberate.
But Montanez says it was a Hays County SWAT truck that rammed his car head-on. As they collided, another police vehicle pinned him from behind, he says.
He heard a shot.
“I saw my windshield crack, and I ducked down as low as possible,” Montanez said. “I really thought I was going to die.”
Seconds later, he says, three deputies were pointing assault rifles at him. “That’s when I heard one of the officers say, ‘Oh, (expletive), we got the wrong guy,’ ” Montanez said.