Ventura man arrested for running over foot of officer


At approximately 7:23 p.m. Sunday, a Ventura police officer investigated a suspicious person in a motel parking lot at 3075 Johnson Dr. The person was sitting in the driver's seat of a parked car in the motel lot.

The officer requested the suspicious person, 33-year-old Kamran Tabatabayi, step out of the vehicle and submit to a probation search, according to the police dept.

Tabatabayi then attempted to flee by putting the car into drive and moving forward.

The officer reached through the driver's side of Tabatabayi's vehicle in an attempt to reach the vehicle's ignition. Tabatabayi accelerated, causing the officer to push away from the vehicle. The vehicle's left rear tire ran over the officer's foot, according to police.

The officer got into his own vehicle and pursued Tabatabayi a short distance before the suspect stopped his vehicle and exited. Tabatabayi refused to lie on the ground, according to the department.

A K-9 dog was summoned. Tabatabayi was bitten by the dog and taken into custody.

Tabatabayi was treated for minor injuries related to a dog bite at Ventura County Medical Center, according to police. He was then booked into Ventura County Jail.

The officer's injury from the tire was minor, and he returned to duty later in the evening, according to the department.

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