Moment two Good Samaritan skateboarders rush to help free an NYPD cop who got his hand stuck in the trunk of his patrol car
- The video emerged on Twitter on Tuesday and shows the cop with his hand stuck in the trunk
- As the officer stood helpless, a young man used their keys to open the front door
- They then popped the trunk and allowed the cop to free his flattened hand
- The officer who was on duty during Sunday evening was not seriously injured
- NYPD told DailyMail.com that the officer’s middle finger became trapped
A video has surfaced of a pair of young skateboarders freeing an NYPD cop after he got his hand stuck in the trunk of his own patrol car.
The footage emerged on Tuesday and shows the cop standing at the rear of the vehicle with one hand seemingly slammed in the closed trunk.
The officer was on patrol near to Baxter and Bayard streets in Manhattan and was loading items in the trunk of his patrol car when his middle finger became trapped, a NYPD spokesperson told DailyMail.com
As he stood helpless, a young man with a skateboard unlocked the car’s front door with the officers keys to get to pop the trunk.
The officer got his hand stuck in the trunk of his patrol car and was stood helpless until bystanders jumped in
A close up shows the officer’s knuckles trapped beneath the trunk
A skateboarder who was nearby helped. Using the cop’s keys, they opened the driver’s door and looked for the button to pop the trunk
When they couldn’t, they called for others, yelling: ‘Someone help! Help! Help!’
Another skateboarder then rushed over.
The cop yelled to them: ‘It’s on the wheel! It’s next to the wheel.’
Eventually, the cop was able to release his hand. It looked almost flattened with at least one of the fingers broken.
The officer shook it in pain as bystanders watched, but was not seriously injured during the incident on Sunday, according to the spokesperson.
The clip emerged on the NY Scanner Twitter account on Tuesday.
As the cop struggled to get his hand out from beneath the car, the skateboarder looked for the button to open it
They could not find it so called on others to help. More men rushed over to help the officer
The cop eventually got his hand free but his fingers looked broken