Video: Officer injured by raging suspect in cruiser
Suspect tried kicking down partition, broke officer's nose
By PoliceOne Staff
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — An officer suffered a broken nose Sunday morning after the suspect in his cruiser went on a rampage.
Angelo Bocchino, 33, was originally arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, then began shouting, kicked an officer and refused to put his leg in the car, according to MyFox Orlando.
"He kicked the officer in the face, but he still was resisting and he would not get inside the vehicle ," said Officer Robert Pelton of Altamonte Springs Police. "He was Tased in the upper torso and at that point, he retracted his legs, allowing them to place him inside the vehicle.
"It's very unfortunate that the officer was injured, doing his job, trying to protect others," Pelton said.
Bocchino now faces two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer.
The officer has returned to work.