Two police officers chased a bicyclist they thought may have been a burglary suspect, but chaos erupted after witnesses say the officers hit the man with their car and then slammed into a wall. The man's family is outraged.
Witnesses say police were following a bicyclist near the 4100 block Of North 5th Street around 3p.m. and ended up hitting the man and smashing into a wall.
Relatives identify him as 33-yearold Juan Lugo. His bike ended up wedged between the cop car and the wall.
The victim's family including his kids saw the aftermath.
"They ran him into the wall because he wouldn't stop for him," Robert Lugo Jr. said.
Police tell FOX 29 that they had been following Lugo because he fit the description of a burglary suspect. As they followed him, one of the officers misjudged a turn and accidentally hit a wall.
They say Lugo wasn't seriously hurt, but his family is angry and say police went too far.
Police say no complaints about this incident have been filed. Both officers injured on the scene have been treated and released from the hospital.
The holiday weekend is looking warmer and unsettled. Shower and thunderstorm chances increase late Sunday and Labor Day.
Temperatures will warm headed into Labor Day. Saturday is the pick day of the holiday weekend with dry conditions and highs in the low 80s.
It turns hot and humid by Sunday with sct. shower and thunderstorm chances increasing N&W anytime after 2/3PM. It should remain dry down the shore all day Saturday and most if not all of Sunday.
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