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November 14, 2012
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Video: Attempted murder suspect blames cop for being in road

Suspect told judge that the cop was the 'idiot that ran in front of the truck'

By PoliceOne Staff

SAN JUAN, Texas — A man charged with attempted capital murder claims it's the officer’s fault for being in front of a speeding truck during a pursuit.

Omar Garcia told a San Juan judge Wednesday that the cop was the “idiot that ran in front of the truck.”

The officer had been in the road laying spikes to slow the vehicle when he was struck. Another officer’s dash cam shows the truck — driven by accomplice Lori Casiano — veer quickly toward the shoulder as the officer runs to avoid it.

“Their intent was to inflict seriously bodily injury to include possibly killing the officer,” San Juan Police Chief Juan Gonzalez told Valley Central.

Garcia and Casiano’s bonds are each set at $500,000. 

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