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Stockton man tries to run over officer towing his car, police say

March 5, 2013 | 10:35 am

Robert ColeA Stockton man was arrested Monday after he allegedly tried to run over a community service officer who was about to tow his car, police said.

The officer was preparing to tow Robert Cole's car after he parked in a red zone with expired tags.

Police said Cole, 47, got into his car and threw it in reverse, allegedly with the intention of running over the officer. The officer had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit, police said.

Police said Cole then drove forward and almost hit a second community service officer, who also had to jump out of the way.

The first officer suffered minor injuries, police said.

Cole drove away but was arrested nearby. He was booked into jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and other charges.


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-- Fox 40 Sacramento

Photo: Robert Cole. Credit: Stockton Police Department