FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A man attacked a police woman who was trying to arrest him after a car crash in South Florida, officials said.
WSVN-TV reports Marcelas Jones, 29, has been arrested on charges of aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and leaving the scene of a crash with property damage.
A cellphone video recorded by a witness appears to show how the suspect punches the officer as he fights her attempts to arrest him. He jumps into a boxer's stance, raising his hands. The officer appears to deploy her stun gun, but it does not stop the suspect, who then throws her against a fence before two security guards intervene to help.
Police have not released the name of the officer, but said she suffered minor injuries.
Here’s more video from when a Fort Lauderdale Policewoman was attacked by a man accused of trying to leave the scene of an accident. She’s okay. He’s being charged w/aggravated battery on and officer and resisting arrest w/violence. @wsvn #Exclusive pic.twitter.com/yJ0n2cfANr— Sheldon Fox-7 News (@fox_sheldon) January 17, 2020