December 21, 2017
Yeah but White people do it too right?
Part of the hair-raising ride was captured on Officer John Cusack’s body camera. The camera, police say, fell off after the suspect made several “sharp maneuvers.” Surveillance video then captured the beginning of what turned into a chase through Broward during Tuesday’s morning rush hour.
It all started when police were called to Century Village because there was an unconscious couple in a car, according to police.
Cusack, a 19-year-veteran, found Thomas Cabrera and a woman passed out and a “small, clear plastic baggie with an unknown substance in plain view,” according to a police report.
The 38-year-old Pines resident had done eight months in prison for grand theft in 2014. A check of Broward County court records says his only brush with the law in Broward since then was a traffic ticket for failure to obey a traffic control device.
According to his police report, Cabrera told a detective after being read his rights that he left because he didn’t want to go to jail. He said he and his fiance were doing heroine and cocaine in the car before the officer woke him up, according the report.
“The Defendant displayed a clear intent by his actions to take the life of [Officer] Cusack who was in full uniform, operating a marked police unit, while attempting to flee from officers,” the detective wrote.