Black Benz burnouts in Times Square
Written by IrieJam Radio on January 15, 2018
A reckless driver, zooming through Times Square so fast that the tires of his sportscar were smoking, struck and dragged a cop who tried to stop him, dramatic video footage shows.
The disturbing incident — caught entirely on film — unfolded in front of the NYPD substation at West 43rd Street as the black Mercedes-Benz C63 with New York tags roared down Seventh Avenue, doing donuts in the street, around 11:45 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.
The police officer — identified by law enforcement sources as 26-year-old Ian Wallace — can be seen sprinting in front of the car with his left hand out as if to say “Stop!” while he reaches for his hip-holstered pistol with his right hand.
But the undeterred Finest plants his hands on the car’s hood, staying in front of the Benz as the vehicle then pushes him through a pedestrian crosswalk.
The driver then suddenly swerves left and guns his engine again, this time getting around the brave officer, who is dragged a few steps and thrown to the ground as the car appears to sideswipe him.
Wallace lands on his knees and elbows — but gets up almost immediately and can later be seen running after the car, gun drawn, along with another officer.
“Get that car!” Wallace can be heard shouting in the footage.
The driver ignores him and makes a right turn and zooms westbound on West 42nd Street, hitting several other cars along the way before disappearing.
“That son just sideswiped all these cars,” the video’s unidentified narrator can be heard saying. “He made it out [of] Times Square.”
Wallace was taken to Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s hospital with minor injuries to his back, arms, right leg and right hip, law enforcement sources said.
A source described him as “a brave officer, doing what he’s doing.
“He did the right thing,” the source said. “I would have done the same thing.”
Wallace declined comment when reached by phone Sunday.
There have been no arrests, and the investigation is ongoing, police said.
Reporting by Caroline Spivack
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