TRACY — Surprising and unusual video of a person chasing after a San Joaquin County Sheriff’s deputy, captured by a safety guard, has began to get nationwide consideration.
“Everybody was saying, ‘That is like one thing in a film,'” Jewel Armstrong stated. “It was. It felt prefer it.”
The video begins with the deputy ordering 22-yr-previous Yaroub Assad to the bottom. Assad complies for a second, then springs again up and operating in the direction of a automotive.
“It was one thing I needed to file an incident report back to for my job, so I used to be actually utilizing it for that,” she stated.
Armstrong additionally posted the video to her Fb profile Wednesday with the straightforward caption, “That is what occurred at work immediately.”
Since then, the video has been seen tens of millions of occasions as individuals watch the deputy slip when making an attempt to seize Assad, utilizing a stun gun on the person earlier than being chased by him. As Armstrong continued to movie, Assad makes his approach into the deputy’s patrol automotive and everybody watching wonders what is going to occur subsequent.
“Every thing was going via my thoughts, all the prospects. Like, him grabbing the police officer’s gun, the police officer capturing him, or him operating us over or him hurting any of us that was proper there,” Armstrong stated. “All of that was going via my thoughts because it was occurring.”
Assad then received in his personal car, almost hitting the deputy as he drove in reverse. The automotive then crashed into the deputy’s automotive.
Assad was finally arrested as backup arrived. He’s charged with tried theft, vandalism and resisting and officer.
Only a day earlier, Assad appeared in courtroom for an additional case — an alleged housebreaking every week earlier on the Sears retailer contained in the Weberstown Mall in Stockton.
The San Joaquin Sheriff’s Workplace issued this assertion Thursday night:
Upon seeing the video, we’re grateful that nobody suffered vital accidents on this incident. Our deputies should routinely make cut up-second selections on using drive. On this occasion, the deputy made an evaluation that it was not required. As in different instances, on-scene video doesn’t essentially mirror the true story nevertheless we’ll look into the matter additional.
Assad will probably be again in courtroom subsequent week.