Man in dump truck drives over police cruisers as revenge after police hurt his brotherBy Mason White 11:17 AM January 9, 2015
|The dump truck on the police cruiser|
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) Two police officers in Maryland, are lucky to be alive after a man destroyed their cruiser with a dump truck.
The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested the dump truck driver who intentionally rammed his truck into two marked police cruisers.
Luckily, the two patrol officers, who were standing next to those cruisers, escaped injury. The suspect was identified as 31-year-old Gene Thomas Brandon, Jr. of the 19000 block of Aquasco Road in Aquasco.
The attack on the officers was captured on surveillance video at 11:35 a.m., when the officers were standing next to their cruisers in a parking lot of a shopping center in Glendarden.
Brandon drove his dump truck next to the officers and yelled at them from an open window. According to police, Brandon told officers that they hurt his brother earlier that day.
The officers ordered him to keep moving as he was blocking traffic. Brandon drove off and turned around in the parking lot. Seconds later, the officers saw the dump truck barreling directly toward them.
The officers who were standing between their cruisers, ran out of the truck’s path. Brandon slammed his truck into the back of one of the cruisers, causing it to plow into the second one. The dump truck finally came to a rest on top of one of the cruisers after pushing it more than 50 feet.
Brandon then jumped out of his truck and aggressively approached the officers. The officers were able to take Brandon into custody without injury to them or the suspect.
Brandon is charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of first-degree assault. He’s in custody at the Department of Corrections, where he is being held without bail.