DAYTON, Ohio – A police car’s dash cam caught an officer being attacked by the person he pulled over, as well a Good Samaritan who jumped into the fray to give him a hand. Last Saturday night, Dayton Police Officer Jonathan Seiter stopped a car because of a missing headlight. When the driver, Otto Coleman, was asked to step out of his vehicle he became physically combative and turned out to be quite scrappy for a 64-year-old. During the fight, Coleman can be seen reaching for Officer Seiter’s gun and Taser on his belt and occasionally getting the upper-hand on Seiter. The officer calls for backup and receives it in the form of a woman, who police have not identified, who ran up and started hitting Coleman in the head, allowing Seiter to place some pretty solid shots to Coleman’s face. A fellow police officer arrives and Coleman is finally taken to the ground. Turns out Coleman has quite the criminal history including charges of felonious assault with intent to murder, felonious assault with intent to maim, three counts of felonious assault, two which were against a police officer. They have now added attempted aggravated robbery, resisting arrest, and assault on a police officer for this latest incident. I just watched this officer on GMA and while he did say that they do not recommend citizens getting physically involved in these situations, he gave a heart-felt thank you to the woman who did, stating he felt Coleman was trying to kill him.
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