MOTT HAVEN, The Bronx – The search is on for a driver who dragged an NYPD officer with his car as she tried to stop him for allegedly urinating against a building near a police precinct, police said Tuesday.
It was about 11:40 p.m. Monday near East 138th Street and Alexander Avenue when an officer from the 40th Precinct — which is located at that intersection — was leaving a building when she spotted a man peeing in public, authorities said.
When he finished, the man jumped behind the wheel of a car while the officer followed him to the driver’s side, police said. The driver took off, dragging the officer about 2 to 3 feet. She was taken to a hospital, treated for minor injuries and released.
Police said the car in question was found at Fifth Avenue and West 124th Street, but the driver fled on foot. No arrests have been made as midday Tuesday.