VIDEO: Ferrari Runs Over Cop's Foot in SoHo

By Tom Liddy and Aidan Gardiner  on August 5, 2012 4:16pm  | Updated on August 5, 2012 4:29pm

MANHATTAN — He was a hot head with a hot rod, police say.

Dramatic video shows the owner of a Ferrari running over a cop's foot in SoHo after the officer tried to issue him a slew of summonses Saturday, police said.

Julien Chabbott, 28, a Vassar College grad from Chelsea, was hit with several charges including assault, vehicular assault and obstructing governmental administration for the alleged dustup in front of 147 Mercer St. — the Mercer Hotel — near Prince Street, at 6:20 p.m., according to cops.

Video taken by a witness and posted on YouTube under the handle Damrys7, shows the officer, who is assigned to the 1st Precinct in Lower Manhattan, writing summonses for parking in a no standing zone, and having no registration and inspection stickers.

"I was walking around Soho, NYC today when I stumbled upon this Ferrari 458 Spider with a cop writing a ticket next to it," Damrys7 wrote in the post. "I started to record the situation because I thought it'd make a cool video, little did I know what I was in for."

The suspect can be seen coming into view and then getting into the car after the officer told him to stay on the sidewalk, sources said.

"I'm leaving," he allegedly told the cop, according to the criminal complaint.

He then turns on the car and inches forward, according to the video, despite the officer banging on the window and telling him to stop.

"What the f--k man," the enraged cop can be seen saying. "You ran down my f--king foot!"

According to court papers, the car clipped the officer's knee dragging his foot under the tire.

The officer then drags the suspect out of the car and tosses him on the trunk, according to the video.

As the crowd gathers, the man can be seen laying on the cobblestone street as a crowd gathers.

The officer suffered injuries to his left foot and his hand, police said.

"Pretty crazy situation," Damrys7 wrote. "I was definitely at the right place at the right time!"

After his arraignment Sunday, Chabbott was released on $1,000 bail.

One of his lawyers, Mark Heller, slammed the officer's actions.

"Our client was the victim of abuse and we have video that will show that," he said. "When it's looked at, the case will be dismissed and the officer will be discharged.

"The officer was trying to instigate an event."

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