A suspect was taken to the hospital, and into custody, after San Francisco police say he rammed into an officer with a white BMW, pinning him against his patrol car and then tried to strike a second patrol car, but was ultimately stopped.
Officer Carlos Manfredi said the officer suffered a broken rib and possible other leg injuries and that two other suspects that were possibly involved were taken in for questioning.
The saga was first reported on Monday about midnight when officers were called out to Mirabela Ave in the Ingleside District regarding a possible auto burglary, Manfredi said.
The officer got out of his patrol car to investigate, Manfredi said, when the suspect tried to run the officer over by pinning him against his car. He tried to get away, but was met by a second officer, Manfredi said.
The suspect hit that car too, but Manfredi said, “was unable to escape.”
Dierdre Hill lives in the neighborhood and saw some of what happened. "I saw a white BMW racing down the street," she said. And she said she heard the officer scream, "Aaaaaah. Help me!"
Police were able to arrest him at that point. Video at the scene shows a man being wheeled into San Francisco General Hospital with his hands cuffed to a gurney, and a white BMW being towed away from the scene.