The Texas state trooper who punched the windshield of a car driven by an elderly couple, causing it to shatter probably believes he had every right to do what he did.
After all, he has been trained to believe everybody is out to kill him.
But he has since been suspended and the Department of Public Safety agreed to repair the windshield, according to ABC 13.
The incident took place in Richmond Saturday as Francisco Montemayor, 81, was driving his 75-year-old wife to lunch when they drove by the trooper who had somebody pulled over.
It was a narrow two-lane road with no shoulder so that probably made the cop fear for his life.
According to ABC 13:
“(The) DPS trooper had somebody pulled over, traffic was going slow because it was congested in that area,” (couple’s daughter) Creek recalled. “(The) DPS trooper made a gesture to my dad to slow down. (My) dad was already coming slow. He was moving over when the DPS trooper stepped out.”
That’s when her mother claims that without warning, the trooper fired a punch into the passenger side of the front windshield.
“He took his fist and he hit my parents’ car,” Creek said. “Literally.”
She says her mother opened her door and apologized to the trooper, then asked about their window.
They say the trooper’s only reply was, “F***ing go.”
The 75-year-old woman was left with shards of glass on her clothes and hands. Glass had also fallen all over the seat and floorboard.
The cop’s name has not been released.