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Colorado man spits on officer, strikes him with the car after a ticket for leaving animals in hot car as he ate: report

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Body cam footage shows alleged mistreatment of Boulder officer

Boulder police say a man hit an officer while speeding away after a ticket for leaving two dogs in a hot car.

The police body cam footage shows the moment a Colorado man spat on an officer, hit him with a car after a ticket for leaving a dog in a hot car, while he sat in a restaurant.

Boulder police responded to a call on July 21 at 8:30 am, The two dogs were allegedly locked up in a hot, black Pontiac coupe, The Daily Camera reported.

The officials found the dogs panting and without water.

Clint Martinez II, the animals, the owner, agreed to come outside the restaurant. The 21-year-old man received a warning on condition that he the dogs at home.

Martinez told the police that he first had to pay his bill, but half an hour later saw the man, eating an ice cream, leaving the building via another exit.

The police ticket Martinez, but instead of leaving the police body cam showed him spitting on the officer. When they tried to open the door to pull him out of the car, he threw the vehicle into reverse, striking an officer and almost hitting a passing cyclist.

The officer was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Martinez was Wednesday arrested and charged with two counts of felony murder on an officer and two counts of felony assault, obstructing an officer and resisting arrest.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

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