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  • Apr 16th 2013 at 12:45PM
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We can't say for certain, but we imagine that "don't run down pedestrians" is somewhere near the top of every police officer's daily to-do list. One patrolman in Orlando seems to have missed that memo.

Three months ago, officer Michael Fiorentino-Tyburski struck 36-year-old Tetris Nunn as he was attempting to cross the street at a crosswalk. The policeman exited the vehicle, asked Nunn if he was harmed, blamed him for being in the street against the signal and left after a few minutes. Nunn subsequently called 911 to report being hit, and later, a witness called 911 saying Nunn needed medical attention, whereupon the responding officers found him at fault for being in the road. The entire incident was captured on a traffic camera.

Fiorentino-Tyburski has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, but the Orlando Police Department is allowing the officer to continue his patrols as the investigation continues. You can watch a local WFTV video news report on the incident below for more information.



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      snap_understeer_ftw
      • 2 Years Ago
      there's a lot of unique names in this article
      Jaclock LaGlock
      • 2 Years Ago
      At least his brother, Dr. Mario, was spared.
      Johnny Trailerpark
      • 2 Years Ago
      Tetris Nunn. TETRIS NUNN?!?
        Rieku Ame
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Johnny Trailerpark
        Yeah, I feel ya. That's the same thing I thought about.
      XJ Yamaha
      • 2 Years Ago
      The way the guy spoke on the phone with emergency services definitely shows he's hiding details, and why the h*ll was he just standing there? The officer should have called for an ambulance just as a precaution....
        Cayman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @XJ Yamaha
        He was standing there because he was waiting for the other car to pass.
          Cayman
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Cayman
          Probably should have waited at the curb, but it\'s not that rare for someone to start crossing the street before noticing that cars are coming that way, especially on a non busy street. And yet people almost always manage not to hit those people.
      jdwkinc
      • 2 Years Ago
      There was a combination of ass-hattery here. Bum clearly was not making an effort to even cross the street and most likely jumped in front of the cop car on purpose. Cop still should have seen him and stopped since he was making a left turn.
        Obz3rv3r
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jdwkinc
        I disagree with him not attempting to cross the street, as he was starting to cross when the first vehicle is seen driving around him.. However, he should have been in the crosswalk when the cars were coming. It's the law to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk, which clearly the first dark-colored vehicle did NOT do. The officer should have been more observant to the possibility of a pedestrian being in the crosswalk.
          gasaraki88
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Obz3rv3r
          I'm sorry it looks like the TRAFFIC light was red meaning he had the right of way to cross. The cars that almost hit hi was turning and also the cop. In the case the pedestrians have the right of way.
          Radwon
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Obz3rv3r
          Didn't you hear the reporter say something about the pedestrian crossing light was red? Some crosswalks have lights for pedestrians to adhere to. Still, the cop should have written a report to cover his ass. A bit weasely of the bum to call 911 after stating to the cop that he was alright but that's a sign of the times.
      sniperhunter2001
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is right in front of the AmWay Center in Downtown Orlando on Hughey Ave. The police precinct is two blocks left of the camera. And a horde of bums reside one block right. It's a common sight in downtown Orlando to see bums try to get hit by cars. Notice the traffic light is red. The cars are making left turns from Washington Ave into Hughey. You cannot make a left turn into the rightmost lane from Washington, because there are cars making rights from the other side of Washington Ave, which could've resulted in a crash for the first car. But regardless, I can assure you that the first car swerved out of the way, the guy didn't wait for him to pass. So yes, based on what I know about the practices of the drug addicts and bums of Downtown Orlando (Paramore area), that seems like it was intentional. Cop is definitely a dumbass and should've protected himself by calling for assistance. But who knows, he could've been on his way to a call response - the area down there is awful.
      James
      • 2 Years Ago
      So, the moral is, I can wipe out pedestrians that are illegally in the street, as long as I call 911 afterward.
      Narom
      • 2 Years Ago
      Really WTF was he doing there?
      Radwon
      • 2 Years Ago
      The thing we forget here is that the moron is in the middle of the street not even on the crosswalk. It is clearly his fault as the incident would not have occurred if he didn't put himself into this situation. Most of us were taught at a very early age to cross the street quickly and to look both ways before crossing.
      Bryan Rex
      • 2 Years Ago
      http://gajitz.com/push-button-wait-forever-crosswalk-buttons-are-fake/
      Cursethedawn
      • 2 Years Ago
      The guy crossing the street in the wrong, or in the right, does not matter, the cop hit him. A person hit by a car not only shouldn't be taken on their word to be "fine" because they could be in shock, but also shouldn't because of liability reasons. If the cop was in pursuit he should have at least called for medical assistance for him. If he wasn't in pursuit then he was just trying to get away with it and bailed. People defend police so ravenously but believe it or not they are just people like the rest of us and can make bad decisions.
      Mazdaspeed6
      • 2 Years Ago
      Protect and serve, until its inconvenient.
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