SUV Hits 3 Cars, Tries To Flee Scene, Gets Pounded With Sledgehammer

A hit-and-run crash scene in Miami turned chaotic on March 11 as a driver tried to flee the scene while citizens attempted to stop him.

According to a police report, Maxwell Lagutenko crossed the median in his SUV and hit an oncoming vehicle, notes WPLG.

Police said Lagutenko kept driving and crashed into two more cars.

Cellphone video — posted by Twitter user Billy Corben — shows multiple drivers getting out of their cars and trying to stop the SUV from leaving the scene.


One man broke every window of the SUV with a sledgehammer.

An officer, who was unaware of the hit-and-run crashes, tried to pull over the SUV for reckless driving.

Police claimed Lagutenko failed to stop for the officer, who backed off because of a no-chase policy for non-violent crimes.

According to police, Lagutenko was arrested after a Fire Rescue crew helped identify him to police.

Lagutenko was charged with fleeing and eluding police, leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage and reckless driving.

(Sources: WPLG, Billy Corben/Twitter)

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