Policeman Body Checks Skater Into A Cop Car
Goddamn, this is pretty bloody savage!
The following clips come from Delores Park in San Francisco where a group of skateboarders got together for a bit of a downhill race.
It wasn’t too long before police showed up to meet a crowd of nearly 400 skaters and spectators. San Francisco PD parked a car at the bottom of the hill to try and deter them.
One unfortunate fella managed to skate right into the front of the cop car at full speed. The first clip of the incident makes it look like he just fu*ked up the angle but a second clip has emerged that shows a police officer intentionally shove the skater into the vehicle.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, both the skater and the officer were taken to a hospital.
One addition to this incident, Jake Phelps, the editor of the skateboarding magazine Thrasher took a heavy tumble as he bombed it down the iconic stretch of road.
Some old school Mission shit: downhill skateboard racing, using cars as shuttles pic.twitter.com/WmKTi9Klz8
— Kevin Montgomery (@kevinmonty) July 12, 2017
The Chronicle wrote that no arrests were reported and the police left the area at around 9pm after they felt everything was under control.
What do you guys think about this? Was the cops reaction over the top or did the guy deserve it for so brazenly disobeying the law in front of the people that are paid to uphold it?
Personally (and this may be because I was addicted to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater as a kid), I reckon the cops punishment didn’t really fit the crime and they could have just let the skaters have their race. Then again, I don’t live in the area so have no idea how much of a disruption this caused.
Let us know what you lads think in the comments, I’m genuinely keen to hear!
HERE’S THE FIRST VIDEO OF THE INCIDENT:
AND HERE IT IS FROM ANOTHER ANGLE:
— Joel Hamill (@j_oelhamill) July 12, 2017
HERE’S THE THRASHER EDITOR EATING SH*T:
— Raj Mathai (@rajmathai) July 12, 2017