Video shows woman drive into Lynwood officer during arrest of package thief: police
An officer standing in front of the car dove away but was hit in the head, police say. He was hospitalized for multiple injuries and later released.
A 26-year-old woman allegedly drove into a Lynwood police officer while trying to avoid arrest in the south suburb.
Body camera video shared by police allegedly shows Megan Rozak in the driver’s seat Dec. 4 as she’s confronted by two officers whoarresteda package thief moments earlier, Lynwood police said in a statement.
After placing Stefan Wisnewski in cuffs for allegedly stealing a package from a porch, the officer walked over to Rozak and told her to unlock the car door, police said.
She allegedly refused and sped forward into a second officer.
The officer standing in front of the car dove away but was hit in the head, police said. He was hospitalized for multiple injuries and later released.
The incident happened about 12:30 p.m. in the 20500 block of Bluestem Parkway, police said.
Shortly after, a third officer found Rozak driving and followed her to Torrence Avenue near I-80, where she was arrested, police said.
Rozak, of unincorporated Cook County near Ford Heights, was charged with attempted first-degree murder of an officer and aggravated battery, police said.
She was ordered heldon $250,000 bail, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.
Wisnewski, 38, of Monee, was charged with theft and fraud.
Police said the pair were wanted in several package thefts in neighboring communities.