Video Shows Heart-Pounding Moments Philly Police Officer Gets Caught In Car Door While Attempting To Stop Looters

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia police officer who tried to stop looters in the city’s Tacony section is lucky to be alive. Security video shows some heart-pounding moments as that officer approaches a car with the alleged criminals inside.

The cop opens the car door to stop them from leaving the scene but then the driver backs up and the officer gets caught in the door.

The officer just barely escapes.

This happened around midnight at the Rotana Furniture store in Tacony.

Police tell Eyewitness News the officer sustained a minor injury but did not seek medical treatment. The store owner says looting has nothing to do with Monday’s police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.

*story by CBS Philly