Prison garb for Christmas: Horrifying moment motorist, 20, drags Argentine police officers after fleeing checkpoint
- Lautaro Ordóñez was arrested after he tried to run over two cops in Córdoba, Argentina, on Sunday
- Police said the 20-year-old refused to obey instructions to stop at a checkpoint and accelerated the car as two cops tried to slow the vehicle down
- Ordóñez is facing two counts – assault and resisting orders from a police officer
- Police also arrested two young women who were passengers in the vehicle – Abril Aresca, 21, and Tiziana Aresca, 19 – neither have been charged
This is the horrifying moment a driver attempted to run over two police officers after refusing to stop at a checkpoint in Argentine on Christmas morning.
Shocking video footage of the incident shows Lautaro Ordóñez, 20, accelerating and dragging the cops down a street in the central city of Córdoba on Sunday.
Ordóñez was taken into custody on assault and resisting orders from a police officer.
Two female passengers, Abril Aresca, 21, and Tiziana Aresca, 19, were also arrested but have yet to be charged.
One of the cops suffered a leg injury and was hospitalized.
Two police officers were dragged down a street in Córdoba, Argentina, on Sunday morning after the driver, Lautaro Ordóñez, refused to comply and stop at a checkpoint. One of the two police was hospitalized due to a leg injury. Ordóñez and two passengers were taken into custody, although Ordóñez is the only one that has been charged
The video was recorded by one of the young women in the vehicle and shows Ordóñez stopped at an intersection in the Córdoba neighborhood of Cerro de las Rosas, where the police was performing a roadside inspection.
Police said he refused to stop on the side of the street and instead hit the accelerator as the two cops – a female and a male – struggled to keep it from moving ahead.
The male officer could be seen repeatedly instructing Ordóñez to ‘get out’ and knocks on the front windshield window glass.
One of the two women then says, ‘What crime? They should let us go. We aren’t doing anything wrong,’ as another male cop walks up to the driver’s side window in an attempt to deescalate the incident.
Lautaro Ordóñez was taken into custody on assault and resisting orders from a police officer. He could face up to a year in prison if he is convicted
Police officers in Córdoba, Argentina, attempt to stop the driver of a vehicle after failing to stop at a checkpoint
A cop punches the windshield window moments after the driver came to his senses and stopped the vehicle
The second young woman also tried to defuse the situation and suggests that they should all comply and get out of the car.
She is told by the other woman not to leave the car when Ordóñez started to drive away as the male cop shouted, ‘Stop you son of a b****.’
The second woman pleaded with the driver to stop the vehicle, telling him, ‘I want to get off. Enough. We’re going to kill him, we’re going to kill him.’
Cops in Argentina are dragged down a street on Christmas morning moments after a driver refused to stop at a checkpoint
Police take Lautaro Ordóñez into custody after he attempted to run down two cops in Córdoba, Argentina, on Sunday
The woman managed to get out moments moments before the male police officer punched the windshield window and smashed it as Ordóñez came to a full stop.
Video recorded by a bystander showed police dragging Ordóñez out of the car and placing him in handcuffs after he resisted arrest.
Córdoba prosecutor, Lilliana Cuello, who is handling the case, told El Doce television that Ordóñez could be sentence up to one year in prison if he is found guilty.
‘Let’s see the cameras. The police, if they issue the orders to stop, the person driving has to comply with that,’ Cuello said. ‘I think if they ask nicely and stand in front of the car, the police have to enforce the law.’