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Man Stalks, Runs Down Plainclothes Cop

Man Stalks, Runs Down Plainclothes Cop

The New York Post

May 18, 2011

A Manhattan plainclothes cop was mowed down by an obsessed Westchester man who may have been stalking the officer’s partner since a drug bust 2 1/2 years ago, sources said yesterday. John Dellutri, 59, of Hartsdale, began the Friday night mayhem by filming the undercovers with his cellphone as they closed in on dope peddlers in Washington Square Park at 11:45 p.m., police said.

He got in the face of one officer, who ordered the retired city worker to step back, a source said.

So Dellutri retreated to his 2007 minivan – then plowed it into one of the undercovers, pushing him against an iron fence with such force that the fence dislodged from its concrete footing, cops said.

Dellutri backed up and went at the officer again, but the cop jumped behind a tree.

Dellutri then drove off but returned minutes later, and witnesses pointed out his minivan to cops, who chased him to West Street, where Dellutri ditched the car in traffic – only to be quickly arrested.

Cops described Dellutri as obsessed with the undercover officers since a December 2008 drug roundup in the park.

He filed a $10 million federal lawsuit in 2010 against the NYPD, citing false arrest and claiming to have just been strumming his guitar on a bench during the raid.

He said he pleaded guilty to a drug charge only because he couldn’t afford a lawyer, according to court papers.

Dellutri, taken to Bellevue Hospital for observation, now faces a slew of more serious charges, possibly including attempted murder.

The officer was taken to the hospital, too, driven there by his partner, authorities said.


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    wiseass0282

    almost 3 years ago

    10986 Comments

    Bump rhood

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    rhood

    almost 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Prayers for a full recovery to the injured officer. I hope they charge this nut case to the max.

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    Tbones2469

    almost 3 years ago

    168 Comments

    Speedy recovery for the Officer, and the mental pt. should be held until he is unable to drive.....

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    UNIT111D

    almost 3 years ago

    478 Comments

    bump uncle dennis

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    Redsky

    almost 3 years ago

    2918 Comments

    Prayers for a speedy recovery for the officer.

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    mcjailer

    almost 3 years ago

    90 Comments

    And the undercovers still had bullets in their guns because...? That would have ended any insanity ploy for the turd.

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    med2365

    almost 3 years ago

    28 Comments

    Every shift we work we put our life on the line,
    Day in day out.
    This goes for firefighter, EMS and police.

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    Robocop33

    almost 3 years ago

    14600 Comments

    Sorry, I was so upset that I didn't know the Officer survived. Thank God and my very best wished for a complete recovery. Prayers go out to him and his family. Doesn't excuse what I feel about this thing that ran him down. Maybe you can't execute him but he should never see the outside of a tiny solatary cell.

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    Robocop33

    almost 3 years ago

    14600 Comments

    This thing deserves to go to the very head of the line and be executed right away. This was simply an assination of a LEO because he was a LEO, period. People like that are too dangerous to live. I know they will try and claim insanity, so what. Yeah, he's crazy but he knew what he was doing was wrong so execute him.

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    DALLASCRANE

    almost 3 years ago

    19386 Comments

    A few cards short of a full deck. This Dope Needs a rubber room session. The officer is fortunate to be recovering from this insanity. Be careful out there.

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    danchey05

    almost 3 years ago

    700 Comments

    Prayers for a speedy recovery for the officer.

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    s3sk

    almost 3 years ago

    3308 Comments

    Lock him up for good. I grew up right next to there, those guys are nothing but trouble. The drugs in there used to run rampant but thanks to NYPD they are almost all gone.

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    radiomantman

    almost 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    lucky he didnt get shot

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    DonnaLynn

    almost 3 years ago

    10478 Comments

    Mental case. Speedy recovery to the officer.

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    pudhcat

    almost 3 years ago

    2522 Comments

    concur w/ Irishcop

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