Cop Dragged by Hit-run Suspect’s Car in Seaford


An off-duty NYPD officer was dragged by an alleged hit-and-run driver as the victim tried to stop the suspect from fleeing in Seaford, Nassau County police said.

John Giordonello was driving a Ford Crown Victoria when he struck the officer’s car from behind on Sunrise Highway near the corner of Jackson Avenue at 9:26 p.m. Saturday, police said.

The 41-year-old Staten Island man punched the cop in the face when the victim tried to exchange information with him, police said.


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The officer, who had his arm in the vehicle as he tried to keep the suspect from fleeing, was dragged through a nearby gas station, police said.

Giordonello fled but Nassau County Police K-9 apprehended him shortly later on Gilmartin Lane where he was hiding in the bushes, police siad.

Giordonello was charged with assault and reckless endangerment.

A judge set his bail at $10,000 bond or $5,000 cash. He is due back in court Tuesday.

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