Watch Carjacker Flee NYPD Officers by Jumping on Moving SUV

Nov. 30, 2023
After stealing a car and crashing into a taxi and parked vehicle, an accused carjacker tried to flee NYPD officers by jumping on top of a moving SUV.

NYPD officers had an unusual time apprehending a suspected carjacker over the weekend who crashed into a taxi and tried fleeing by jumping on a moving SUV.

The incident happened Sunday when a man, identified as Terrence Brooks, carjacked a vehicle in Manhattan as the owner was trying to park, WNYW-TV reports. In video footage captured by a bystander, the driver appears to be hit by the vehicle as it tries to take off.

The carjacked vehicle fled the scene, but moments later, it crashed into a taxi and a parked car. Brooks got out of the vehicle, wandered into the intersection and sat down in front of a bus.

Another bystander video shows an NYPD officer approaching Brooks, who gets up and begins walking away. He eventually climbed on top of a moving SUV as officers surrounded the vehicle.

One officer was able to pull Brooks down by his ankle. As police apprehended him, the SUV's driver began striking the suspect before an officer stepped in.

Brooks was arrested and charged with grand larceny auto and reckless driving. 

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