Alexander Delgado: Dashcam footage shows Florida man PUNCHING state trooper in the face

A man was caught on the video punching the highway patrol officer in the face in Florida I-4 before nearby drivers came to rescue


                            Alexander Delgado: Dashcam footage shows Florida man PUNCHING state trooper in the face
Dashcam footage shows Alexander Hernandez (inset) attacking the highway patrol officer (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and 10 Tampa Bay/YouTube)
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TAMPA, FLORIDA: In unsettling dashcam footage, a man strolling on the Interstate 4 was caught punching a Florida Highway Patrol officer right on the face. The incident took place when the state trooper received a call around 10 am regarding a man in a Mickey Mouse T-shirt, carrying a duffle bag and walking on the left shoulder of the interstate close to the west of exit 5 in Tampa, the station said.
 
When the state trooper approached the man named Alexander Hernandez Delgado and inquired why he was walking along the I-4, Delgado said he is an artist and that his mother had just kicked him out of the house, the police station revealed, citing the FHP report. After scanning Delgado’s name through the database, the Patrol officer apparently tried to search him before putting him in the back of his cruiser.  

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In the arrest report, the trooper said, "The subject became argumentative and stated that I am bothering him and that he would like to be left alone." The station added, "I state to him that I'm just trying to assist him off the interstate and attempted to guide the subject toward the back seat of my patrol vehicle."
 
In the video, Delgado is clearly seen punching the officer in the face.  "The subject attempted to run north toward the center median guardrail, and I attempted to place the subject in custody, and the subject proceeds to resist with violence throwing several punches and striking me again," said the trooper in the report, according to WTSP. Dashcam video showed the trooper attempting to tackle Delgado close to the median, but the station said Delgado continued fighting.
 
Before the matter got out of hand, a truck driver pulled over and ran towards the scuffle to help restrain Delgado so that the trooper could handcuff him. Other drivers nearby also rushed to the scene to help the trooper. According to WTSP, the trooper was bleeding from his nose, while Delgado suffered a minor cut on his chin. Paramedics were called to the scene. Later, Delgado was arrested and sent to Hillsborough County Jail on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer as well as resisting an officer with violence.

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