Jamming the cop’s fingers in the car window and then driving over his foot

johnboy 22 July 2012 31

A 20-year-old Franklin man has been charged with assault after he allegedly jammed a police officer’s fingers in his car window and drove over the officer’s foot following a traffic stop in Dickson late last night (Saturday, July 21).

The man had been stopped by ACT Policing around 11.50pm on Northbourne Avenue after his Toyota Camry had been detected speeding at 88km/h in a 60km/h zone.

The officer had been attempting to provide the driver with a copy of the Traffic Infringement Notice when he abruptly wound up his car window, jamming the officer’s fingers in the framework.

The driver released the officer’s fingers but then started to drive the car forward. Police drew their batons and instructed the driver to stop, but the car continued forward and over the left foot of the officer.

The officer used his baton to break the driver’s window, then reached in and switched off the ignition so the driver could not proceed further.

The driver was arrested and taken to City Police Station, where he was charged with common assault and a series of traffic offences. He will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on August 2.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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bundah bundah 7:08 pm 23 Jul 12

Reprobate said :

Then again, as it was a Camry, the driver may have simply had no idea what they were doing anyway.

Is the Camry the new Volvo??

Reprobate Reprobate 4:44 pm 23 Jul 12

Then again, as it was a Camry, the driver may have simply had no idea what they were doing anyway.

vg vg 4:11 pm 23 Jul 12

HenryBG said :

Antagonist said :

This cop must have the slowest reaction times in the world to get his fingers stuck in the car window … and zero spatial awareness if he got his foot run over as well. Somebody needs retraining.

What were they going to book the little cnut with if the copper got his fingers and foot out of the way too quickly? “Offensive language” doesn’t go far these days, so putting your foot in front of the wheel and telling him to “stop” is a great way to get a guaranteed assault charge against him.

Henry BG, internet hard man.

Real life dweeb

HenryBG HenryBG 3:48 pm 23 Jul 12

jase! said :

ToastFliesRED said :

HenryBG said :

devils_advocate said :

a current model camry, running 45’s or less, and probably with a kerb weight closer to 2 metric tonnes than 1 – I would hesitate to speculate.

In which parallel universe does a Toyota Camry weigh closer to 2 tonnes than 1?

Even if you put 4 americans in it you’re not likely to top 2 tonnes.

According to Toyota http://www.toyota.com.au/camry/specifications/hybrid of the Camry range only the Altise (1465kg) and the Atara SX (1495kg) come in under 1500kg, the Hybrid Camry’s come in at 1555kg. Add the kind average from Qantas of an adult’s weight (86kg) and all are closer to 2 tonnes than 1 but not by much. So maybe not a parallel universe maybe just a wibbley wobbley timey wimey one. 😉

but then if it is the back wheel it would be comparatively less due to the camry having a very front biased weight distribution

had my foot run over by a front wheel drive car once, didn’t hurt, was more surprised really. it was my fault though because i was sticking my knee in to the rear door as they cut across the footpath in front of me

I’d rather risk my foot than my knee, personally – or did you have your rollerball armour on?

jase! jase! 1:12 pm 23 Jul 12

ToastFliesRED said :

HenryBG said :

devils_advocate said :

a current model camry, running 45’s or less, and probably with a kerb weight closer to 2 metric tonnes than 1 – I would hesitate to speculate.

In which parallel universe does a Toyota Camry weigh closer to 2 tonnes than 1?

Even if you put 4 americans in it you’re not likely to top 2 tonnes.

According to Toyota http://www.toyota.com.au/camry/specifications/hybrid of the Camry range only the Altise (1465kg) and the Atara SX (1495kg) come in under 1500kg, the Hybrid Camry’s come in at 1555kg. Add the kind average from Qantas of an adult’s weight (86kg) and all are closer to 2 tonnes than 1 but not by much. So maybe not a parallel universe maybe just a wibbley wobbley timey wimey one. 😉

but then if it is the back wheel it would be comparatively less due to the camry having a very front biased weight distribution

had my foot run over by a front wheel drive car once, didn’t hurt, was more surprised really. it was my fault though because i was sticking my knee in to the rear door as they cut across the footpath in front of me

ToastFliesRED ToastFliesRED 12:33 pm 23 Jul 12

HenryBG said :

devils_advocate said :

a current model camry, running 45’s or less, and probably with a kerb weight closer to 2 metric tonnes than 1 – I would hesitate to speculate.

In which parallel universe does a Toyota Camry weigh closer to 2 tonnes than 1?

Even if you put 4 americans in it you’re not likely to top 2 tonnes.

According to Toyota http://www.toyota.com.au/camry/specifications/hybrid of the Camry range only the Altise (1465kg) and the Atara SX (1495kg) come in under 1500kg, the Hybrid Camry’s come in at 1555kg. Add the kind average from Qantas of an adult’s weight (86kg) and all are closer to 2 tonnes than 1 but not by much. So maybe not a parallel universe maybe just a wibbley wobbley timey wimey one. 😉

HenryBG HenryBG 12:11 pm 23 Jul 12

devils_advocate said :

a current model camry, running 45’s or less, and probably with a kerb weight closer to 2 metric tonnes than 1 – I would hesitate to speculate.

In which parallel universe does a Toyota Camry weigh closer to 2 tonnes than 1?

Even if you put 4 americans in it you’re not likely to top 2 tonnes.

johnboy johnboy 11:53 am 23 Jul 12

I’ve had cars run over my toes a couple of times and while not pleasant it didn’t rate in the top 100 for painful things that have happened to me.

Lower than papercuts frankly.

Now if I wasn’t wearing covered shoes at the time (not steelcaps) or if the wheel was going over the arch of my foot, it would certainly have been far less pleasant.

KB1971 KB1971 11:44 am 23 Jul 12

devils_advocate said :

johnboy said :

if you’re wearing a decent pair of shoes a car rolling over is not necessarily going to cause any damage at all.

A 1973 toyota corolla with 75 profile tires, I would tend to agree.

a current model camry, running 45’s or less, and probably with a kerb weight closer to 2 metric tonnes than 1 – I would hesitate to speculate.

Given the surface area of the contact patch between these two tyres, the pressure on a foot may be the same.

devils_advocate devils_advocate 11:26 am 23 Jul 12

johnboy said :

if you’re wearing a decent pair of shoes a car rolling over is not necessarily going to cause any damage at all.

A 1973 toyota corolla with 75 profile tires, I would tend to agree.

a current model camry, running 45’s or less, and probably with a kerb weight closer to 2 metric tonnes than 1 – I would hesitate to speculate.

switch switch 11:16 am 23 Jul 12

johnboy said :

if you’re wearing a decent pair of shoes a car rolling over is not necessarily going to cause any damage at all.

Do your decent pairs of shoes all have steel caps? I wouldn’t like 250-500kg’s of car rolling over my foot.

Thumper Thumper 11:13 am 23 Jul 12

A big, fast left armer once bowled me a quick inswinging yorker which smashed into my left foot and screamed off down the leg side for four leg byes.

Result, a lovely crack on the outside of my foot. I couldn’t walk for a month.

JazzyJess JazzyJess 10:56 am 23 Jul 12

HenryBG said :

LSWCHP said :

HenryBG said :

LSWCHP said :

My wife slipped and fell a couple of years ago, breaking one small bone in her foot. She then spent two months doing the cast/wheelchair/crutches thing..

Was her foot run over by a Toyota Camry?
Did the police officer suffer a broken foot?
If you’d provided more information you could have won the irrelevance trifecta.

Henry, you’re really not worth the effort, so I’m not going to bother any more.

Most people who break a bone in their foot barely notice anyway – presumably your wife’s fall was at work, hence the big production with wheelchairs and so forth to milk the compo?

Wrong. I broke my foot once and it hurt like blazes. In fact it still hurts from time to time. The unfortunate police officer suffered a serious injury.

    johnboy johnboy 11:02 am 23 Jul 12

    if you’re wearing a decent pair of shoes a car rolling over is not necessarily going to cause any damage at all.

bundah bundah 10:32 am 23 Jul 12

Antagonist said :

buzz819 said :

Antagonist said :

This cop must have the slowest reaction times in the world to get his fingers stuck in the car window … and zero spatial awareness if he got his foot run over as well. Somebody needs retraining.

Jeez, I wonder if it had anything to do with the Police officer trying to stop the window from being wound up that might have caused this? You wanker.

If there was any risk (however remote) that a driver is going to act like a tool and wind the window up on a cops hand, then our genius cop could have:
a. instructed the driver to wind his window down further; and/or
b. held the TIN just oustide of the window, forcing said driver to reach outside the window to accept it.
It aint rocket surgery. If a window is being wound up, you do not try to stop it by shoving your hand in the way. Risk minimisation fail.

Then we ask how the officer managed to put himself in a position where he can have his foot run over. When a car unexpectedly takes off do you:
a. step in towards it?
b. step/jump back from it?

So I repeat: Somebody needs retraining.

But we can’t really be sure how things transpired, since we have yet another example of a poorly written media release. In the first three paragraphs we get the impression there is only one cop (ie. “The officer …”). Then at paragraph four, the release talks about two cops (“Police drew their batons …”). And then at paragraph five we are back to one cop. But which cop? The ABC interpretation of the release is that super-cop was acting alone.

It is not a case of contempt for police officers. It is a long history of poorly written media releases leaving themselves open to derision. They make themselves look stupid.

Are you serious,not a case of contempt for police? It is clearly obvious to even a person with a modicum of intelligence that his actions were reckless and showed contempt. No need for retraining just restraint by the idiot in the car who was clearly pissed off that he got a ticket.

Mav Mav 7:38 am 23 Jul 12

From what I observe of a lot of Canberra drivers every day this would appear to be the norm. Speeding, tailgating, overtaking on double unbroken center lines, menacing other drivers, seems to be the Canberra way of doing things. The contempt shown towards the police in this story just shows the arrogance and disrespect that a lot of drivers in Canberra have towards following the police and road rules.

Antagonist Antagonist 7:07 am 23 Jul 12

buzz819 said :

Antagonist said :

This cop must have the slowest reaction times in the world to get his fingers stuck in the car window … and zero spatial awareness if he got his foot run over as well. Somebody needs retraining.

Jeez, I wonder if it had anything to do with the Police officer trying to stop the window from being wound up that might have caused this? You wanker.

If there was any risk (however remote) that a driver is going to act like a tool and wind the window up on a cops hand, then our genius cop could have:
a. instructed the driver to wind his window down further; and/or
b. held the TIN just oustide of the window, forcing said driver to reach outside the window to accept it.
It aint rocket surgery. If a window is being wound up, you do not try to stop it by shoving your hand in the way. Risk minimisation fail.

Then we ask how the officer managed to put himself in a position where he can have his foot run over. When a car unexpectedly takes off do you:
a. step in towards it?
b. step/jump back from it?

So I repeat: Somebody needs retraining.

But we can’t really be sure how things transpired, since we have yet another example of a poorly written media release. In the first three paragraphs we get the impression there is only one cop (ie. “The officer …”). Then at paragraph four, the release talks about two cops (“Police drew their batons …”). And then at paragraph five we are back to one cop. But which cop? The ABC interpretation of the release is that super-cop was acting alone.

It is not a case of contempt for police officers. It is a long history of poorly written media releases leaving themselves open to derision. They make themselves look stupid.

HenryBG HenryBG 6:31 am 23 Jul 12

LSWCHP said :

HenryBG said :

LSWCHP said :

My wife slipped and fell a couple of years ago, breaking one small bone in her foot. She then spent two months doing the cast/wheelchair/crutches thing..

Was her foot run over by a Toyota Camry?
Did the police officer suffer a broken foot?
If you’d provided more information you could have won the irrelevance trifecta.

Henry, you’re really not worth the effort, so I’m not going to bother any more.

Most people who break a bone in their foot barely notice anyway – presumably your wife’s fall was at work, hence the big production with wheelchairs and so forth to milk the compo?

simonleeds simonleeds 6:18 am 23 Jul 12

HenryBG said :

LSWCHP said :

My wife slipped and fell a couple of years ago, breaking one small bone in her foot. She then spent two months doing the cast/wheelchair/crutches thing..

Was her foot run over by a Toyota Camry?
Did the police officer suffer a broken foot?
If you’d provided more information you could have won the irrelevance trifecta.

Based on the choice of username, Antagonist clearly just fancies himself as a s**t stirrer. Henry BG, on the other hand, appears to be genuinely stupid.

bundah bundah 9:14 pm 22 Jul 12

poetix said :

Idiotic and so dangerous. I hope the officer makes a full recovery.

Could have given a whole new unsavoury meaning to pulled pork.

Or perhaps the question should be how do you like your pork? tenderised with a hint of squeal!

eyeLikeCarrots eyeLikeCarrots 9:04 pm 22 Jul 12

“The driver was arrested and taken to City Police Station, where he suffered a series of falls down the steps to the cells and had the absolute snot beaten out of him with rubber hose”

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