QUEENS (VINnews) — A stunning video clip shows the chaotic scene this past Sunday when a state trooper fired multiple shots at a car thief, as he tried to get away.
The clip, posted on social media and the NY Post website, shows the officers attempting to pull over the Acura in the Manhattan-bound lanes of the busy RFK bridge. The car then sped away and slammed into another vehicle, which struck a trooper. A second officer was also injured.
The amazing footage shows the officer firing round after round at the car thief, although nobody was hit by the bullets.
Police charged Josue Viorato, 21, of Queens, with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, reckless endangerment, vehicular assault, fleeing, obstruction of governmental administration, leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, and unlicensed operation of a vehicle.
A 17-year-old passenger from the Bronx was also taken into custody.
The car’s owner tracked the thieves’ movements using an app, which ultimately led to the RFK Bridge.
Earlier this month, Viorato was arrested for stealing a new BMW, however thanks to New York’s radical leftist policies, he was released from custody and free to steal another car.