VIDEO: Crowd Fights Cop As He Tries To Make Arrest At Crash Scene

An Atlanta police officer had to fight scavengers who raided a crashed car at a crime scene.

Atlanta, GA – An Atlanta police officer to fight a crowd of scavengers in southwest Atlanta who tried to make off with evidence from a car crash (video below).

A video taken by a witness began as an Atlanta police officer ran after the driver of a red car crashed at the corner of Joseph E. Boone Blvd. and Lanier Street.

Immediately, bystanders began advancing on the car like vultures, grabbing whatever they could get their hands on before the officer reappeared.

One man walked away from the car carrying a bag, the video showed.

That’s when the officer walked out of the woods and saw what was happening to his crime scene.

“Put that s--t down. The f--k is wrong with you?” the officer yelled at the scavengers.

The man who was carrying the stolen bag, 36-year-old Harold Barnwell, dropped it, and continued on his way, WGCL reported.

The officer opened the bag and saw that it was full of marijuana. So he ordered the man to return, the video showed.

“Matter of fact, get your ass over here,” the officer demanded, as he stormed toward the man.

The camera doesn’t follow the officer initially, but when it catches up, the officer was taking a swing at the man who had dropped the bag. The police report said Barnwell initially put his hands behind his back before he became uncooperative, WGCL reported.

That’s when the man’s mother stepped in the middle, and started to chew out the officer, the video showed.

The officer used the brief interlude to draw his Taser, and when 53-year-old Jennifer Barnwell put her hands on the officer and attempted to push him away from her son, the officer pushed back and she landed on her rear end on the concrete, the video showed.

The officer tased Barnwell, but it had no effect on the enraged man, the video showed.

Barnwell went after the officer, arms swinging, and hit him so hard that the officer lost his footing and fell to the ground on the sidewalk.

The officer popped back up and took up a fighting stance across from Barnwell, who bounced on his feet, ready to fight some more, the video showed.

That’s when the officer’s backup arrived, and several additional officers joined the fray.

Barnwell resisted arrest, and pulled another officer to the ground, causing injury to the officer in the form of a dislocated finger, WGCL reported.

Two other officers struggled with Barnwell, but eventually brought him under control and into custody, as a small crowd gathered around them screaming, the video showed.

In the background, a bystander can be heard yelling “I got ‘em on camera. Don’t worry about it, I got ‘em on camera.”

Barnwell and his mother were both arrested and charged with obstruction, WGCL reported.

When police tried to recover the bag of marijuana after they arrested Barnwell, it was gone, according to WGCL.

There was so much chaos during the altercation that somebody else simply picked it up and walked away with it.

Police have not yet identified the driver of the red car or made any other arrests, according to WGCL.

Watch the officer fight with the crash scene scavengers in the video below:

Comments (24)
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KCN
KCN

Animals!!! Find a cell for them.

sturnman22
sturnman22

animal kingdom.

OneAdamTwelve
OneAdamTwelve

Scavengers? More like Ghouls!

dbosse
dbosse

Lovely folks... they act like they live in a 3rd world country and the filthy language is always present.

LaneysSis
LaneysSis

Ignorant animals, all of them.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Give them a walled in city, close and lock the doors and let them work it out themselves. Ya don't see this kind of behavior in any other communities do you? What does this say about theirs? Disgusting behavior, like jackals and vultures, they prey on and rob someone elses property.

angeleyes
angeleyes

POSs. "I got it all on camera, I got it all on camera, etc" Good you jackass, it'll show how the LEO had to control the situation and the vultures that were stealing everything that wasn't nailed down. Damn thugs, the lot of them. Mother deserved to be made to get away while the LEO was doing his job. Too bad the dumbass filming didn't film who stole the bag and who knows what else.

rover77
rover77

#thuglife

YoP
YoP

Criminal, scavenger, trash... take the whole damn bunch to jail, including his criminal ass momma!!!

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The usual suspects.

shooter
shooter

My first field training officer out of the academy was a black guy. He told me that blacks consider black law enforcement officers as traitors to their race...that they consider black LEOs to be "corrupted by the white man..."

He eventually couldn't handle the street and left to be a court bailiff...it's a lot safer in there.

More evidence of a sick society...

Forbidden
Forbidden

it don't matter that you are black. people just want an excuse to fight someone.

Bstn199
Bstn199

Idiot: "Dont worry about it I got it on camera..." Cops:" thanks you gave us the back up evidence we needed for the theft, the interference and the resisting, oh and the assualt on LEO, Good job buddy!"

Ria55
Ria55

It was like reading a comedy skit (Three Stooges? Abbot & Costello? Laurel & Hardy?, take your pick). Especially the part about the interfering, ignorant mother falling on her rear end! lol 😂

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

Disgusting animals

LEO0301
LEO0301

I can't imagine the type of person who would do this. This is what happens when you're raised by the streets.

FpsK9Handler
FpsK9Handler

They cant claim racism now! 🤣

BigPapaFrosty
BigPapaFrosty

They steal after storm's and riots and any other things that happens.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

POS thieving thugs!! Like a bunch of rats or roaches coming out of the woodwork!! Notice how many of them there are? Are they allergic to having a job??

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

I commend the officers (and especially those black officers) who have to face these type of animalistic interactions on an almost daily basis. It is no longer amazing or appalling to me to observe how these people act as videos like this are now all too common. What I see are behaviors in the black community that typically reflect a complete disconnect for taking responsibility for their own lawless actions and then wondering why they are then confronted and in trouble with law enforcement. This mentality is due to far too many years of being allowed to make excuses and trying to justify "wrongs" which occurred decades if not hundreds of years ago. When you combine ignorance and emotional immaturity with justification for lawless behavior then what you see is a element of the US population which will never succeed. Why is it when we as a country have so many other racial and ethnic minorities who come here yet were not US citizens, didnt even know the language, had little to nothing other than clothes on their back and yet still succeed then whose "fault" is it really?

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

Just more common denominators raised by the likes of the heroes on TV like Kaepernick.

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

These thugs are no different than the Arab rats robbing articles from the dead GI's in WWII during the North Africa campaigns. Any chance they see to steal something they take it.