VIDEO: Man Jumps On Cop Car, Smashes Window, Sees Real Police Work In Action

Adolfo Lopez got on the roof of a police SUV and challenged police to a fight before being yanked down.

Fresno, CA A man who heavily damaged a Fresno Police Department SUV by kicking out the windows and smashing the roof by jumping up and down on it was arrested Thursday after being yanked off the roof.

Adolfo Lopez, 23, was captured in a video on top of the police SUV and even doing jumping jacks on the roof before being taken down by multiple officers after a 40-minute standoff. (Video below)

In the video, Lopez jumped up and down on the roof of the patrol vehicle, which was parked in front of the police headquarters.

He then smashed the lights on the roof with his foot. Then he stood on top of the roof and did jumping jacks.

The Fresno Bee reported that Lopez challenged officers to fight and shouted obscenities and gave the middle finger to the crowd of about 100 people. Lopez also took off his belt and was using it as a weapon until a police officer took it away from him.

At one point, an officer approached by standing on the hood and then walked up to get Lopez off the roof. As Lopez squared off to engage the approaching police officer, another officer on the ground grabbed his left foot and yanked Lopez who then fell on his back and hit the ground as the crowd cheered.

Officers then grabbed Lopez and handcuffed him. Lopez shouted, Im not on drugs! as he was taken to the ground, according to the Fresno Bee.

Whyd you do it, dude? Lopez was asked as he was taken into an ambulance.

What does that matter, Lopez responded, according to the Fresno Bee.

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The Fresno Bee reported that several officers suffered cuts from the broken glass on the damaged SUV. One officer had a broken finger.

Fresno Police Department Lieutenant Mark Hudson said Lopez was booked on charges of felony vandalism. He also faces charges for the broken finger sustained by the police officer.

You can see that video here (more below):

The video of the incident comes in sharp contrast to an recent incident in Newark, New Jersey where officers were suspended for failing to take action when somebody jumped on their cars.

That incident occured 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 4 in the 300-block of Clinton Place near Weequahic Avenue in Newark's South Ward, NJ Advance Media reported.

In the bizarre scene captured on video by a witness, Aulston stomped around on the roof of the police car before he jumped onto the hood and stomped around some more.

Then Aulston jumped off the car and went to the drivers window of the police car, and appeared to engage with the officer for almost a minute before he returned to the front of the car and jumped up on the hood again.

In the video, Aulston jumped up and down as hard as he could on the cruisers hood, making visible dents in the metal, while the officer sat in his patrol car and did nothing as he waited for backup to arrive.

Several times the man squatted down and appeared to engage the officer through the windshield in a menacing manner, the video showed, before he leapt onto the police cars roof yet again.

Bystanders can be heard in the video speculating about why the man is going crazy and whether he might be on drugs, and wondering aloud why the officer has done nothing to stop the assault on his vehicle.

About 90 seconds after the video began, witnesses started speculating about where the officers backup was, as the officer continued to sit in the police car that was under assault.

The officer in the car has been on the police force for seven months, NJ Advance Media reported.

"Let's not mix restraint with not doing their jobs. I'm getting calls from people saying, 'Why didn't they arrest him? Instead, they just let him walk away. There's $5,000 of damage to the cars. It's not the money, it's the fact they didn't do their jobs, Director Ambrose said.

Two minutes after the video began, two additional police units arrived to back up the one the man was standing on.

Then the officer got out of the first backup unit and approached the rear of the police vehicle Aulston was standing on and talked to him, the video showed.

All of a sudden, the man ran down off the back of the police car, past the officer, and up onto the hood and roof of the backup patrol car, the video showed.

People nearby cheered at the mans antics, and so he took off yet again, down the back of that police car, past another Newark police officer, and up onto the hood and roof of the second backup unit, the video showed.

Aulston stood screaming unintelligibly on the hood of the third cruiser as bystanders began to heckle him and calling for him to steal a patrol car.

Then the video showed Aulston jumped down off the patrol car and approached the officer aggressively.

Despite the hoots and hollers of witnesses that seemed to escalate the mans antics, police remained calm, the video showed.

NJ Advance Media said Newark police had identified the second officer as a 10-year veteran of the police department.

Officials suspended the officer in the first car and the officer in the first back-up unit. Neither suspended officer has been identified because the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Aulston was later arrested and charged with three counts of criminal mischief, WABC reported.

In the past, Newark police have been criticized for their aggressive policing, after a U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) investigation found evidence of excessive force, unconstitutional stops, searches and seizures, and racial discrimination in arrests, NJ Advance Media reported. The department remains under a consent decree with the DoJ.

The Newark PD has also been accused of retaliating against citizens who tried to observe or film police activity, but on Aug. 4, more than 50 onlookers stood watching and filming with their cell phones as the chaotic scene progressed.

"We still have to do our jobs," Ambrose said. "This sends the wrong message. The majority of our 1,100 officers work hard and would have handled it as they are trained. There is no room in the NPD for non-workers looking for a paycheck. Their fellow officers and Newark residents don't deserve that type of disservice."

Some have said the officers showed restraint that might have served to defuse an escalating situation, but thats not how Newark police officials interpreted it.

"The majority of Newark Police Division officers are proud and hardworking," Ambrose said. "The Newark Police Division and the citizens of Newark deserve better than what was demonstrated by these officers. They had an opportunity, and an obligation, to help the suspect, who was acting irrationally, and they failed to do so. We should not confuse restraint with a lack of response. If they did not help themselves, then how can we expect them to help the citizens that they serve."

You can see the video of that incident below:

Comments (27)
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Pirate life
Pirate life

The longer you allow thugs to act like this the harder it's going to be in the end.

When the back up arrived and the perp was still standing on the police car the officer should have gunned his vehicle dumping him to the ground.

He should have been arrested for disturbing the peace, interfering with an officer in their line of their duty and malicious destruction of police property.

And beaten.

Coldwater
Coldwater

Buch of filthy violent animals unworthy of the lives they have. Just burn those bastards out of those villages start stacking bodies.

Xaqeria
Xaqeria

Should have tazed that piece of shit.

John.Brown
John.Brown

Stupid monkey!

Cidcsp
Cidcsp

Remember when this kind of nonsense was a rare event and a judge would ask Mr. Lopez, , you were doing WHAT. A decent fine would be imposed and the idiot would be paying for the damages.. oh well yes we can.

LynnSB
LynnSB

I'm confused..... why in the hell would you allow this to go on more then a minute or two ?? NOW the Tax payers AGAIN have to pay for the BS this moron did -- we all know he's not going to pay for it !

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

Here, let me show you how these situations are handled in more civilized countries like Ukraine. The suspect, once inside the police station, had a friendly and respectul conversation with the officers over coffee, during which he was politely shown the error of his ways and tactfully reminded of how unbecoming to a gentleman his actions were. Unfortunately, the suspect, undoubtedly too ashamed of his lack of manners to watch his step, fell down the stairs repeatedly until, considering that stairs were unsafe, decided instead to leave the building by jumping out of a window.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

He should have broken ankles from the baton strikes that knocking him off the roof of the patrol vehicle as soon as the first officer arrived. 40 FIN MINUTES!! Are you kidding!?!? How embarrassing! And in front of the station house yet! Holy shit! What that PD lacks is leadership or adult supervision. How sad!

Krazy e
Krazy e

I oh shut the hell up

Krazy e
Krazy e

Fuck the police this is just the beginning

Krazy e
Krazy e

Wait till the prisoners unite across the country

angeleyes
angeleyes

40 minutes is 35 minutes too long. Let's not go from one extreme to another, find a better middle ground. Let him get a good long look at one of the K9s and if that didn't work could we send the K9 after him? If not the K9, when he was kicking out the back window, why couldn't his foot be grabbed then and pulled down. i'm sure there were lots of opportunities, it was embarrassing, right in front of the station, with how many cops watching, how many civilians, how long? Now that's going to become the craze, need to nip it in the bud and make it not worth it to do that, or all thugs are going to do it.

Deputydawg63
Deputydawg63

Do they not have tasers? Idiot would have rode the lightning and been on the ground before he got on top of my cruiser.

GSD
GSD

Since when did it become acceptable to destroy someone else property because of differing opinions? The by-standers encouraging this person on... it's just a sad reflection of our country as a whole. SMH

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Nightstick to the leg or ankle would also have been effective as would pepper spray. Krazy e I hope you are wrong but I hope you understand that that some of us are ready for the "Big One."

LEOWIDOW
LEOWIDOW

What they wanted to happen is happening. Too many LEOs are dying or being put on trail because someone screams injustice or brutality and they lose their careers over unjustified accusations and political correctness so, Police Officers are beginning to say WTF you all accuse us of being to strict or to brutal... So were just going to stop policing and then when you scream for the police they wont come and youll be on your own people.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

August 4th, Tuesday at 1:30 pm..................wonder why there's so many standing round without a job............bunch of thug idiots w/cell phones doin nothin to support themselves

Bigg59
Bigg59

Sorry people I was a Deputy Sheriff for 37 years and if you were on my vehicle you were coming off

bluelive
bluelive

Idiot out of control behavior damaging property , hope the consequences are severe. No respect, no job and others just standing around filming waiting for something.