Exclusive video appears to show officers draw guns on teens accused of stealing car
News 12 obtained exclusive video of tense moments when NYPD officers drew their guns on two teens accused of stealing a car in the Bronx.
The incident began in front of a deli on Eastchester Road. The workers inside say the victim was making a purchase while police say his car was left running outside.
Police say the victim was able stop the teens from stealing his car, but they got in another car and took off.
In the video, there are at least two officers pointing what appears to be their guns at the opened driver's side door of the suspects' getaway car on East Gun Hill Road. The other teen is sitting in the passenger's seat also with his hands raised.
Police did not identify the suspects since they are minors. Police told News 12 that they don't have any information that the teens were armed.
The passerby who recorded the video says he was trying to make sure “they were arrested in a proper manner.”
Police charged the 16- and 17-year-old suspects with grand larceny.