Road Rage Knockout Punch in #ABQ - ALBACRAZY - ABQ RAW
Occurred on July 15, 2015 / Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Info from Licensor: "On July 15 at approximately 7:28 PM my wife and I were sitting in the backyard talking and we heard what sounded like cars racing through the neighborhood at a very high rate of speed along with the sound of screeching tires. We then heard people yelling and arguing loudly. We ran to the front yard and found my neighbors arguing with a man in a silver Dodge truck.
While my wife was on the phone with the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) 911 operator, I videoed what begins as a road rage altercation that then escalated to a knockout (KO) punch delivered by the man (Mike Tull) in the silver Dodge pick-up truck who caused my young neighbor Ryan home.
Shortly, after the KO punch was delivered as the man in the silver truck drove away. Just as the man in the silver truck made it past the stop and turned the corner APD arrived on scene and questioned both parties involved.
The APD officer asked to watch the video as the officer watch he said, 'There was no need for him (man in the truck) to get out of his truck.'
The APD officer asked for me to provide a copy of the video. When I asked him what was going to happen he said the victim of the KO Ryan Allen was going to be going to jail because he blew a 2.1 which is twice the legal limit. When I asked if the man in the silver truck would be getting arrested the APD officer said no because the victim Ryan Allen didn't want to press any charges. I told the officer I can't believe that. The APD officer said I know I can't believe it either.
What amazed me is that only after my wife another witness to the event said they need to have young man check out because he hit his head very hard. Only then was a fire department called to check Ryan out medically. Instead of first taking the KO victim to the hospital the APD officer took Ryan straight to jail.
The following day after being released from jail, Ryan told me that someone in jail asked how did he get a cut on the side of his head. I then told Ryan he should go to get check out by medical professional because what happened is he hit his head very hard on the cement. I then showed him the video of the event and he had his sister take him to the hospital.
After, checking out it was determined that the young man (Ryan) did receive a head injury from the hit and fall to the ground.
When I asked the victim why he did not want to press any charges he said, 'The APD officer had never asked me if I wanted to press charges.'He seemed to be upset about that and said he was going to press charges and possibly seek legal action against the man who hit him."