Five New York police officers were injured when they were pinned inside their vehicles by teens who rammed into them in a stolen car over the weekend.
The incident happened Sunday when Nassau County police tried to pull over a car that was reportedly stolen from a Syosset gas station, WCBS-TV reports. Security camera footage captured what appear to be three teens taking off with the unlocked vehicle that was left running at a pump while the driver paid.
When police attempted to stop the stolen vehicle, the teens—ranging in age between 16 and 17—intentionally drove at the officers, ramming four cruisers. Five officers inside the vehicles were pinned and injured in the crash.
"My cops are getting hurt trying to recover your property that, if it was locked, we wouldn't be in this situation," said Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder. "I wouldn't have five cops that are out sick and maybe career ending injuries."
The officers suffered concussions and other injuries in the incident, and their cruisers and gear sustained roughly $250,000 in damage. The teens face a variety of charges, and two of the three suspects were released without bail.