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Caught on Cam: Shirtless Off-Duty Officer Arrests Man Involved in Car Accident

A man was taken into custody after a confrontation with an off-duty police officer that was captured on video.

A woman, who did not want to be identified, told NBC10 she was inside her home on Tabor Avenue around 4 p.m. Saturday when she heard a commotion outside. According to the woman, a female driver who was pulling out of her driveway struck a car that was passing by. The woman claims the man whose vehicle was struck got out to take pictures when he became surrounded by the female driver's family and friends.

"It's like they ganged up on him," the woman said.

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The woman grabbed her phone and went outside to record the incident. That's when she claimed a shirtless man began to "relentlessly" attack the man involved in the accident.

"He threw him against the ambulance," she said. 

The woman says she then recorded the confrontation between the two men. The video, which was posted on YouTube by a friend of the woman, shows the shirtless man placing handcuffs on the other man.

“He can’t be on him like that, he’s not a cop!” the woman yells as she records.

Another person then tells her that the shirtless man is actually an off-duty police officer.

“You can’t just tell somebody you’re a cop,” the woman replies. “You’ve gotta show him your badge.”

According to police, the female driver involved in the accident suffered a seizure while driving, causing her to hit the man’s car. Police say the man then screamed at the female driver, not realizing that she had a seizure. The female driver's teenage daughter, who was also inside the car at the time, then yelled for help, according to police.

Police say the shirtless man in the video was an officer who was off-duty at the time. As he walked towards the accident, investigators claim the man involved in the crash shoved the teen girl.

Investigators say the man then shoved the off-duty officer after the officer told him to calm down which led to the recorded confrontation.

The woman who recorded the incident claims the man never shoved the teen girl or police officer however. She also told NBC10 the off-duty officer never identified himself.

"It's not true," she said. "I watched the whole thing. He didn't touch her. If I'm on your block and you hit my car and all your family and friends are outside, why would I shove you when all your family members and neighbors are out there? It just doesn't add up."

Police say the man, who has not been identified, was taken into custody though they have not revealed the specific charges against him. The woman who suffered the seizure was taken to the hospital for treatment.

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