A 28-year-old man, identified as Lenni Rodriguez-Cruz, was arrested in Brooklyn, New York after allegedly causing chaos on the streets. Law enforcement sources revealed that the suspect is an illegal immigrant who is emotionally disturbed. According to the NYPD, Rodriguez-Cruz was charged with 10 offenses.
The incident occurred just before midnight on Wednesday when police attempted to pull over a blue 2009 Nissan Altima. The vehicle had expired out-of-state license plates which were registered to a different car. In an attempt to evade the police, the driver sped away and recklessly maneuvered through Rufus King Park on Liberty Avenue. Pedestrians had to jump out of the way as the vehicle careened towards them.
Taking more risks, Rodriguez-Cruz then proceeded to drive into oncoming traffic on Hillside Avenue. His reckless driving led to a high-impact collision with four vehicles, including a police car. The crash took place on the Grand Central Parkway service road near Parsons Boulevard. Following the accident, the suspect was swiftly apprehended by the authorities.
Once in custody, Rodriguez-Cruz was brought to the 103rd Precinct building for processing. However, his behavior quickly turned disorderly. In a shocking turn of events, he launched a vicious attack on a NYPD sergeant. In the altercation, he bit off a piece of the sergeant’s finger. The severity of the assault and its aftermath led to additional charges, including assault with intent to cause disfigurement, assaulting a police officer, and injuring an on-duty officer.
The long list of charges against Rodriguez-Cruz also included fleeing a traffic stop, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, operating an unregistered vehicle, and refusing to take a breath test. He was arraigned on Friday, where he pleaded not guilty. The suspect is currently being held on a bail amount of $250,000 as the investigation continues.