Dash Cam video of Marana Arizona Police cruiser running over suspect
With bullets in short supply (Americans buy just 12 billion bullets a year), US police forces have taken to apprehending perps in less traditional fashion.
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Police officer Michael Rapiejko used his cruiser to run over suspect Mario Valencia in Marana Arizona. According to police chief Terry Rozema that decision probably saved the suspects life.
Police say the Valencia was carrying a loaded rifle he’d stolen.
Rapiejko says his actions were justified:
“There were occupied businesses, and there were two officers at the other side of the street… This is what I deem as a lethal force encounter. I have two thoughts that go in my mind: I need to shoot him to stop the threat, or I need to run him over to stop the threat.”
Valencia faces 15 charges, including three counts of aggravated assault, three counts of armed robbery and possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited possessor.
Valencia’s attorney, Michelle Cohen-Metzger, told CNN, “it is miraculous that my client isn’t dead.”
Not a miracle. Just law enforcement in action, sir…