New body-cam footage shows deputy and suspect catch on fire at Orlando gas station – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports
ORLANDO, FLA. (WSVN) – A stunning arrest at an Orlando gas station burst into an explosive state of affairs.
New body-worn video from a February arrest confirmed deputies surrounding a suspect, Jean Barreto-Baerga, and the second he and a deputy caught on fire.
Deputy David Crawford’s leg caught on fire in the course of the scuffle with Barreto-Baerga.
“Get my legs, get my legs,” stated Crawford.
Barreto-Baerga, was additionally in tough form.
“I got to go to the hospital,” stated Barreto-Baerga.
The fire precipitated third-degree burns on 75% of his physique.
“Sir we got LEO and a suspect with significant burns,” stated a deputy.
Body-camera footage from a number of angles confirmed the way it all performed out.
Deputies took Barreto-Baerga to the bottom, then they pulled out their tasers, warning one another about gasoline popping out from the pump.
“Kill the pump, kill the pump,” stated a deputy.
During the wrestle to subdue, Barreto-Baerga, he and Crawford caught on fire.
According to the Osceola County Sheriff, this all began when police had been after Barreto-Baerga due to his reckless bike driving.
“He ran approximately 13 red lights at intersections, six wheelies on public roadways, drove on the grass, sidewalks next to pedestrians approximately six times, drove in the opposite lane of traffic approximately five times, drove recklessly between around civilians more than eight times,” stated Sheriff Marcos R. Lopez.
Barreto-Baerga is now preventing for his life at the hospital.
“Never had a gun that day, never brandished a gun, but yet is being vilified while he is laying, pretty much skinless, in a hospital bed fighting for his life,” stated Barreto-Baerga lawyer.
“I need water, I need something, I need water sir,” stated Barreto-Baerga
The county sheriff is recommending Crawford be given a misdemeanor cost for culpable negligence.
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