When an armed thug began a daylong crime spree in Marana, Arizona, a bit over a year ago, a local police officer tracked him down and then rammed him with his cruiser, sending the punk’s body tumbling like a rag doll.
“He is holding what I believed to be is a locked and loaded rifle based on the transmission,” he said. “He has fired a rifle in the air. There were occupied businesses and there were two officers at the other side of the street. This is what I deem as a lethal force encounter.”
“I have two thoughts that go in my mind,” he added. “I need to shoot him to stop the threat, or I need to run him over to stop the threat.”
So he chose to run over the thug, later identified as Mario Valencia, who NBC News reported at the time had previously held up a 7-Eleven convenience store, set fire to a church, broken into a home and stolen both a rifle and ammunition from a Walmart.
Rapiejko then exited his vehicle and quickly handcuffed Valencia, who was then reportedly transported to a hospital, handcuffed to a bed for two days and then hauled off to jail.
To see the amazing footage from the officer’s dashcam, watch the video below (WARNING: graphic violence):
Incidentally, Valencia claimed at the time that he had no idea of what he had done.
“Honestly, I don’t even know how I ended up here,” he told a local police officer while still handcuffed at the hospital.
Yeah, sure …
Moreover, in February of this year, he had the nerve to file an $850,000 lawsuit against the city of Marana for the “pain and suffering” he endured during the ordeal, according to the Arizona Daily Star.
Blaming others for his own despicable behavior? Gee, why do I suspect he is a big fan of Hillary Clinton?
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