Shortly before 4 p.m. on Sunday NYPD officers pulled an ATV rider over near Pitkin Avenue and Lincoln Avenue in Brooklyn. According to the police department, the man "was stopped by officers for driving erratically. As the officers approached, the suspect attempted to leave the scene and dragged one of the officers, running over his leg as he fled."
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The scuffle left the police officer with a broken vertebra, a fractured nose, a cut-up leg and a bruised face, but the rider got away. That night, the New York Post, acting on information leaked from anonymous NYPD sources, erroneously announced the police got their man: "the driver was later found hiding in a car atop a raised lift in a local auto-body shop, the sources said."More »