Police: Burglar assaults cops with car
A New Jersey man suspected of burglarizing a car Thursday in a Jericho parking lot faces multiple charges, including assault, after he drove his Ford Mustang into a police officer, Nassau County police said.
Lui Lee, 48, of Matawan, N.J., was arrested at about 6 p.m. in Hicksville on charges of assault, criminal mischief, grand larceny, resisting arrest and possession of burglar's tools.
Lee is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in First District Court in Hempstead.
The victim of the break-in told police he traced his tablet computer to a Hicksville location, and police found Lee there with the missing property, according to police.
As police tried to arrest Lee, he "intentionally drove a 2013 Ford Mustang into one of them, causing the officer to sustain injuries to both ankles," they said in a report of the incident
One officer had lacerations to both hands before Lee was finally restrained and arrested, police said.
Both officers were treated and released from the hospital.