Witnesses try to stop hit-and-run driver who slammed into parked cars


Maxwell Lagutenko, 25, was later charged in the crash that happened near Northeast 34th Street. He then starts bashing in the windows of the auto, starting at the driver's side and working his way around the entire vehicle.

In an arrest report, police said one of the victims told them Lagutenko was traveling southbound on Biscayne Boulevard and crossed the median into oncoming traffic.

In the video, the driver of a badly hit silver Infiniti SUV reversed the vehicle out of the scene of the wreck, trying to leave.

The driver leaves the scene and is then blocked by a black SUV around the corner from the crash. The cause of the crash is now unknown.

In the video, one man screams "don't move", but the driver refuses to heed his words and attempts to run. According to Miami police, the crash involved several vehicles.

The driver of that white van, with what appears to be a sledgehammer, joining the effort, pounding away at the fleeing SUV's windows repeatedly.

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Multiple drivers can be seen in the video trying to stop the SUV from leaving.

But cops warned others not to repeat the actions of the vigilante drivers who ganged up on the SUV should they find themselves in a similar situation, and dial 911 instead.

Miami Police said officers pursued Lagutenko on Federal Highway, near 48th Street.

Police say they do not encourage drivers to try and stop someone from leaving the scene of a crash.

Dramatic video footage shows the crumpled silver Infiniti SUV attempting to escape after slamming into six cars in Miami Saturday.

"That is insane. You have a crash, you stop", said witness Anthony Jimenez, who drove by after the incident took place. "You have a crash, you stop".