Video captures car trying to run down people, crashing into parked car

February 19, 2018 06:41 PM

Security video posted on Facebook shows the driver of a car trying to run down and hit at least one person on a city street corner Friday night. The video shows the car missed the person but ran into a parked car. 

The owner of the parked car posted the video on Facebook on Saturday. 

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Rochester police charged the driver with leaving the scene of an accident but until the people you see in this video come forward, police told me they can't charge the driver with attempted assault. 

The person who posted the video says it shows the corner of Clifford Avenue and Ellison Street. 

When you watch it, you can see two people run along the sidewalk and then disappear around the corner. 10 seconds later a car drives into the shot from the same direction. The car turns left, stops and backs up.

At that point, the video shows one person re-emerge from the corner. The person starts to run behind a parked car. 

The driver accelerates towards the person who is now running. The driver misses the person but crashes into the back of a parked car. 

Tawheed Muthana, T-Mini Mart: "They was running from one guy, you know what I'm saying?"
Tawheed Muthana was working the register at the corner store that night. When I talked to him today he says he called 911.

Tawheed Muthana: "I told them I have someone acting crazy outside. I was scared man, you know like it was scary. I don't know what's wrong with people these days."
We wanted to know how much crime is happening in this area. So we searched the RPD's public crime map. In the last year, we counted at least 10 crimes in the database including a burglary, a robbery and an aggravated assault all within view of Tawheed's store. 

The video shows that after the driver hits the parked car, the pedestrian runs around the corner and out of the view of the camera. The driver circles around and appears to move the nose of the car up to the corner of the building. Roughly 25 seconds later, the car drives away. 

I spoke to the owners of the parked car. The woman says she had just parked and took her son into the store for a Friday night treat. They were not in the car when it was hit. She and her husband both declined to talk to News10NBC on camera. 


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