A Florida police officer is in hot water after striking a pedestrian with his squad car and leaving the scene without calling in the incident and asking for an ambulance.
The accident occurred in January when Orlando police officer Fiorentino-Tyburski hit Tetris Nunn as he was crossing the road when the pedestrian signal said not to. As you can see in the footage from a surveillance video that was obtained by WFTV news, the officer stopped and came out of the car and asked the man a few questions, but he then took off without reporting the incident. Nunn then called the police.
News Chanel 9 was able to get its hands on the 911 calls and radio transmissions, in which Fiorentino-Tyburski clearly dodges the Orlando Police Department (OPD) dispatcher's questions.
"Are you in a marked or unmarked?" the dispatcher asks the officer who replies, "Uh, I'm in a marked car."
"Ten-four. We just got a caller for a Signal 4 [code for a crash] at Hughey and Washington and we're just trying to figure out if that was you," the dispatcher is heard telling Fiorentino-Tyburski.
We then hear Nunn's conversation with the OPD dispatcher. "Did the officer say he was coming back or why did he leave if he hit you?" asked the operator.
"Uh, he just hit me and, you know what I'm saying, he was, he blamed it on me and he just took off," said Nunn who told the dispatcher that he did not need any medical assistance but that he was hurting.
You can watch the videos of the incident right below the break.