Man attacks SUV with sledgehammer as driver tries to flee crash


Police arrested the hit-and-run driver, identified as 25-year-old Oleg Maxwell Lagutenko.

But police said Lagutenko failed to stop and the officer backed off because of the Miami Police Department's no-chase policy for non-violent crimes. Another man then gets a sledgehammer and starts breaking every window, an action that one witness says may have gone too far.

Several people tried to stop a driver of a silver SUV from fleeing the scene after crashing into several cars in Miami, and it was all captured on cellphone video. "(Don't move!"). The man stood near the wheels of the vehicle and the driver then proceeded to accelerate.

The video starts with the driver of a Nissan Infiniti trying to flee the scene
The video starts with the driver of a Nissan Infiniti trying to flee the scene

It was at that point that people gathered around again, with some trying to pry open the vehicle doors, with one man screaming "Don't move", while others snapped pictures of the Infiniti's license plate.

The driver was later taken into custody though, at which point a cop remarked that he looked "to be high on narcotics".

As he crossed Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 36th Street, he crashed into two more vehicles.

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Police added they do not encourage witnesses to try and stop someone from leaving the scene, rather get a good description of the vehicle and contact authorities.

"That is insane. You have a crash, you stop", witness Anthony Jimenez told WPLG-TV.

Lagutenko's charges include eluding and fleeing from a police officer and reckless driving.

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The arrest report said Lagutenko seemed to be under the influence of drugs.

Police also urged people not to take the law into their own hands.

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