VIDEO: California Trooper Mobbed in Car at Fresno Intersection
The Fresno Police Department is using cell phone video to try to ID the people who attacked a CHP patrol vehicle as an officer sat inside. The group caused $12,000 worth of damage as a result of several broken windows and large dents.
"We're going to identify as many people as possible that were involved in this incident and we're going to arrest them take them to jail and work with the DA's office to prosecute them and make sure they're prosecuted on some serious felony charges," Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer told ABC30.
The attack happened Sunday afternoon at the intersection of North and Orange Avenues in southwest Fresno. The officer was patrolling the area when he noticed a large group of people blocking the roadway as they watched cars driving recklessly in the streets. The officer tried to stop one of the vehicles when the cruiser was attacked with him inside."
"Fortunately, he was not hurt," Dyer said. "Had he gotten out of that vehicle I'm not sure what would've happened. He may been put in a position he had to use deadly force."