Caught On Camera Caught On Camera en-us Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:12:43 GMT Synapse CMS 10 144 25 Caught on Camera: Flying Tire Terror Caught On Camera Thu, 18 Dec 2014 3:05:57 PM KPRC Caught on Camera: Flying Tire Terror

HOUSTON (KPRC) - A 77-year-old janitor counts himself lucky to be alive after a truck tire smashed through the window of a Houston, Texas medical clinic where he was working and struck him late Tuesday night.

"It was sort of like an explosion," Manuel Mendoza says.

Mendoza was moving a chair in the waiting room when security video shows the tire smashing through the window, pushing the chair in his hands aside and knocking him to the floor. He stayed there for several minutes, apparently dazed.

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Caught on Camera: Cops Rescue Kids Taken by Dad Caught On Camera Thu, 11 Dec 2014 1:19:11 PM SAN DIEGO (AP) - A three-day search for a man wanted for questioning in his wife's disappearance and the abduction of their four young sons ended dramatically Thursday when police officers tackled him on a freeway bridge as he began climbing over a railing 150 feet above the ground. All four boys were safe.

Police feared Daniel Perez might kill himself and his boys when he stopped on a freeway ramp after a pursuit that lasted about 10 minutes and reached speeds of 85 mph, California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Pearlstein said.

A police negotiator spoke by phone with Perez, 43, who released two boys. Police sensed a sudden change in demeanor and sent in armored vehicles from both directions to block the car, along with about 25 San Diego County sheriff's deputies.

"Something definitely changed," Pearlstein said. "We decided we had to take a proactive approach instead of letting it play out."

With television helicopters circling above, Perez got out of the black Toyota Camry's passenger door and walked backward to the bridge railing with one boy at his side, holding a phone to his ear while the other boy followed a few steps behind. Perez threw an arm and a leg over the railing, but police shot him with a beanbag round, rushed in and took him into custody.

It was a stunning climax to an intense search for Perez, his wife Erica, 39, and their four sons, ages 6, 8, 9 and 11. The boys were physically unharmed and taken to the Highway Patrol office in El Cajon.

On Wednesday, investigators found a Honda Accord belonging to the couple with the body of a dead woman in the trunk about a half-mile from their Montebello home, 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Montebello police have declined to identify the woman, pending notification of kin. Police have identified Perez as a person of interest in his wife's disappearance.

In a tearful press conference Wednesday night, relatives begged for the children's return.

"You're breaking our heart," said Pamela Valdez, the children's aunt. "Please don't hurt the kids, please."

The Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert on Thursday stating the children were "taken by their biological father." A police anti-theft tracking device in El Cajon flagged the vehicle, triggering the pursuit shortly after 8 a.m.

"He wasn't completely reckless, but he wasn't stopping for red lights and sirens," Pearlstein said.

Two of the four boys ran from the vehicle when it stopped on the overpass.

Perez "was basically in control of the whole situation," said Pearlstein, who didn't believe the man was armed. "If he really wanted to hurt the kids, he could have just driven off a bridge himself."

The family had not been heard from since Friday, and neither adult had been answering their phones. Relatives told police, who were notified Tuesday.

Montebello Police Capt. Luis Lopez said Perez has a criminal history but couldn't provide information on previous charges. Family members told investigators the couple had a history of domestic violence, and Lopez confirmed that included incidents reported to police.

Perez worked as a school janitor, Lopez said.

The boys were to return to Montebello on Thursday, Lopez said. They will be reunited with loved ones, and authorities will determine where they should be placed.


Armario reported from Los Angeles.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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Blue Angels Jet Spins Out at Airport Caught On Camera Thu, 4 Dec 2014 1:06:14 PM Blue Angels Jet Spins Out at Airport

MAINE - Pilots with the Navy's Blue Angels are used to performing all sorts of scary stunts in the air, but on land it's another story.

A jet skidded off the tarmac at an iced-over airport in Brunswick, Maine Thursday morning. The pilot was coming in for a landing to promote an upcoming air show when it hit the ice while taxiing.

The jet spun around and ended up off the pavement. The pilot wasn't injured and the plane wasn't damaged.


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Camera Planted Inside Starbucks Restroom Caught On Camera Tue, 25 Nov 2014 1:41:07 PM Camera Planted Inside Starbucks Restroom

CORPUS CHRISTI - Detectives released video of a man seen placing a camera in the bathroom of a Starbucks earlier this year.

The smiling man is seen on video placing the camera beneath a countertop in order to have a clear view of near the toilet.

This is one of three incidents in Corpus Christi involving a camera found inside a restroom.


This particular cell phone, with camera, was found on July 11th. Detectives were able to track down the owner of the phone, but determined it is not the same person seen in this video.

Another cell phone was found inside a Stripes at Kostoryz and Holly on August 12. The third was found hidden inside a laundromat on the 11300 block of Leopard on August 28th

If you have any information on this man's identity, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS, or submit a tip online at

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Police Release New Video of Nightclub Shooting Suspects Caught On Camera Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:35:17 AM Kirsten Schaffer Police Release New Video of Nightclub Shooting Suspects

CORPUS CHRISTI - Corpus Christi Police released new surveillance video Wednesday of three men they believe are connected to the shooting of a nightclub bouncer.

On Nov. 9, a bouncer was shot in the parking lot of the Bottom's Up club in the 5900 block of Williams Drive. Police said he was escorting three men out of the club after they complained about the cover charge and punched a female bartender.

The 36-year-old bouncer was shot three times, but survived.

The surveillance video shows three suspects entering the bar, then talking to a female at the cash register and paying a cover charge.

A short time later, the three males return to the cash register complaining they wanted their money back. The bartender informed them there are no refunds and asked them to leave.

Police have not yet located the suspects and they're asking for the public's help identifying these men.

Anyone with information about this case should call the Corpus Christi Police Robbery and Homicide Detectives at 886-2840.

Those who would like to keep their identity secret and provide information to the Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip online at

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Caught on Camera: Drug Deal Gone Bad Caught On Camera Thu, 18 Sep 2014 2:02:51 PM Caught on Camera: Drug Deal Gone Bad

FLORIDA (WESH) - Video recorded by a hidden camera worn by an undercover ATF agent shows the chilling moments that a drug deal went bad.

ATF agent Scott Perala says it was the most frightening day of his career.

Perala was supposed to buy drugs and two assault weapons from the suspects in a Cocoa, Florida parking lot. Instead, they decided to rob him at gunpoint. Moments after he bails out of the car gunfire erupts.

Suspects Jeremy Williams and Beaver Duncan shot it out with responding officers, then ran behind a daycare before they were captured. Duncan's loaded handgun was discovered inside a fence at the daycare a year later.

ATF supervisor Joe Lenczyk says when an agent like Perala is working deep cover, they strive to make those deals in public places. The day Perala had his near-death encounter, there were more than ten law enforcement officers nearby, watching and hearing everything.

"Typically if someone's inclined to do a robbery or commit a violent act, most bad guys aren't going to do it in broad daylight in a public area," he says.

Though they are extremely dangerous, Lenczyk says deep cover operations build the strongest cases. Williams, Duncan and a third co-conspirator were convicted in this case and sentenced to life in prison.



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Bull Interrupts Kids' Swim Meet Caught On Camera Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:45:43 PM Bull Interrupts Kids' Swim Meet

INDIA - A swim competition for some young children in India took a surprising turn when an unexpected visitor made a big splash!

If you look closely at the video, you'll see a bull leading the pack heading to the other end of the pool. Witnesses say it just came out of nowhere for a dip.

Far from frightened, the kids were thrilled to have such an unusual interruption to their swim meet.

The bull appeared to enjoy the water, swimming around for nearly an hour. However, eventually local authorities removed the bull from the water.

Nobody knows where the bull came from.


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CCPD Releases Dashcam Video of Murder Suspect Pursuit Caught On Camera Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:25:46 AM CCPD Releases Dashcam Video of Murder Suspect Pursuit

CORPUS CHRISTI - A just released video purportedly shows murder suspect Jesus Balli-Garcia in a hurry to leave Corpus Christi right after a man and woman were shot at a home on Easley Drive.

One of the shooting victims, 26-year old Mario Colchado Garcia died the next day. The woman remains hospitalized.

The Corpus Christi Police Department dashcam video shows a silver color SUV reaching speeds of 80 miles an hour while heading towards and onto the highways.

Balli-Garcia eventually led authorities down Highway 77 where he bailed out of the car and hid into heavy brush. Despite a wide search that night, he was never found.

Instead, he called 911 to ask for help because he was lost. Border Patrol agents picked him up and turned him over to deputies in Kenedy County.

The murder suspect was returned to Nueces County to face charges of murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (x2), evading arrest, and an immigration violation.


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Woman Slips Cuffs, Eats Marijuana Evidence Caught On Camera Mon, 23 Jun 2014 2:18:44 PM Woman Slips Cuffs, Eats Marijuana Evidence

FLORIDA (WESH) - A Florida woman is facing charges after authorities say she was involved in two car crashes and then ate marijuana found in her vehicle.

Officials with the Florida Highway Patrol said Tavish Smith, 45, was involved in two crashes, including a hit-and-run.

Investigators said Smith ate almost 12 grams of marijuana after asking troopers to go get her flip-flops from her vehicle.

In surveillance video, Smith can be seen slipping out of her handcuffs, crawling through a dividing window between the back and front seats of the police car, grabbing the marijuana and eating it.

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Biker Flips Over Car, Lands on Feet Caught On Camera Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:26:27 PM Biker Flips Over Car, Lands on Feet

FLORIDA (WFLA) - May 24th goes down as the day Mike Smith almost died.

A car turned left into his path, forcing him to do a front flip over the car, landing on his feet.

Smith explained the split second moment as he watched the video taken from a red light camera at Gulf To Bay and Belcher in Clearwater.

"He's just waiting in the middle of the intersection. I'm coming up Belcher," Smith recalled. "He's making a left on Gulf to Bay. He just comes out. He just comes out of nowhere."

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Caught on Camera: Gas Station Shootout Caught On Camera Mon, 2 Jun 2014 11:02:26 AM Caught on Camera: Gas Station Shootout

FLORIDA (WESH) - A convenience store clerk and store owner fought back during an armed robbery early Friday morning in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The three robbers were masked and armed, but so was the clerk, who said he fired eight shots as the culprits fled the area.

"With that shotgun in my chest, I thought he was going to fire," said the owner, who did not want to be identified. "He said, 'I will shoot you if you don't get me the money.'"

Both the owner and the employee were legally armed, and as the suspects fled, the employee was first out the door shooting at the suspects. The owner followed.

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Pilot Facing Drug Charges Runs from Reporter Caught On Camera Fri, 30 May 2014 3:39:28 PM NBC News (KPRC) Pilot Facing Drug Charges Runs from Reporter

HOUSTON (KPRC) - The commercial pilot accused of swallowing 62 bags of cocaine before boarding a flight as a passenger from Colombia to Houston charged a Local NBC News crew on Thursday.

The incident was caught on camera.

Stanley Rafael Hill was released on $50,000 bond shortly before the incident outside Houston's federal court building.

Once he saw the KPRC crew, he charged at the cameraman and ran away with the reporter chasing him for comment.

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Thief Smashes Into Dollar Store in Robstown Caught On Camera Thu, 29 May 2014 11:37:35 AM Thief Smashes Into Dollar Store in Robstown

ROBSTOWN - A thief used a hammer to smash the front door of the Dollar Store on E. Avenue J in Robstown early Tuesday morning. The thin Hispanic man had a towel or t-shirt to cover his head while he went through the store getting what he wanted.

Robstown Police did not detail what he stole in about a minute. He was wearing a black muscle shirt, grey shorts, white ankle socks, black tennis shoes, and was carrying a red backpack.

You may notice the other door at the store is also covered up with plywood. No word on whether the store has been hit by the exact same type of crime recently.

If you have any information about the burglary, call the Robstown Police Department at 361-387-3531.


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Crime Stoppers: Hit and Run Video Released Caught On Camera Thu, 15 May 2014 12:31:40 PM Ben Lloyd Crime Stoppers: Hit and Run Video Released

CORPUS CHRISTI - The search is on for the driver who backed into an older woman crossing the street and dragged her under a truck while getting away.

Corpus Christi police released security video of the incident which left the 56-year old woman with leg injuries. Investigators have not stated what the woman was doing in the area, or if she knows the man who ran her over.

Witnesses told police the truck blew through a stop sign at Mary and Harmon Streets around 7pm last night. The driver backed up, hit the woman crossing the street, and sped off with her stuck underneath.

Witnesses report the driver of the black, Chevy Silverado with chrome flares, wheels and step bars appeared to be a man in his 30's wearing a tan straw cowboy hat.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS, or submit a tip online at


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Caught On Camera: Cat Saves Boy's Life Caught On Camera Thu, 15 May 2014 3:24:04 AM Caught On Camera: Cat Saves Boy's Life

CALIFORNIA (KGET) - The pet cat came to the rescue after a dog attacked a 4-year-old boy.

Security cameras captured the dramatic footage as the boy was seen riding his bike.

A neighbor's dog sneaked around the back of an SUV, then ran up and viciously bit him.

The family's hero cat charged at the dog, tackled it, and chased it off.

The boy's mother, Erica Triantafilo, says the dog was still hanging around after the attack and she tried to chase it away, but ended up getting bit as well.

The boy was taken to the hospital and received 10 stitches.


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Serial Pooper Strikes the Woodlands Caught On Camera Wed, 7 May 2014 5:43:13 PM Serial Pooper Strikes the Woodlands

(KPRC) Neighbors in the Woodland Heights area of Houston, Texas are fed up and grossed out by a man who has been repeatedly going to the bathroom in their yards. He has hit one home on Byrne Street six times, and he's hit others, too.

"It's definitely not a nice thing to do to people," said Patrick Reese, who lives nearby. "Going to the bathroom in their driveway is not nice. That's definitely not something that's suppose to go on in polite society."

Deputies with the Precinct One Constable's Office are actively looking for the man, who has been caught by a surveillance camera.

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Caught on Camera: Ninja Home Invasion Caught On Camera Wed, 7 May 2014 2:20:32 PM Caught on Camera: Ninja Home Invasion

FLORIDA (WESH) - Bill Kitchen said three robbers dressed like ninjas terrorized him and his partner inside their Windermere, Florida home last Wednesday for an hour.

"Anything in that home can be replaced -- except our lives," Kitchen said. "They said to us, 'If you cooperate, no one will be harmed.'"

Kitchen said the men jumped out of the bushes next to the garage as the couple came home from dinner.

The robbers zip-tied their hands, took their cellphones and walked them around the house at gunpoint while stealing valuables.

"Needless to say, we showed them everything they wanted to see," Kitchen said.

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Officer Accused of Attacking Repo Man Caught On Camera Mon, 5 May 2014 12:07:28 PM Officer Accused of Attacking Repo Man

NEW MEXICO KOB) - A New Mexico State Police officer is behind bars after Los Lunas police said he assaulted a repossession tow truck driver.

According to LLPD, officers responded to the Casa De Chavez Apartments Thursday on reports of a conflict between a male suspect and a tow truck driver.

Officers said the suspect, Charles Vernier, had the employee in a choke hold when they arrived at the scene. The employee was attempting to repossess Vernier's vehicle.

"It was just a very scary moment at that point because I'm already having trouble trying to keep him off of me," the repo man, who did not want to be identified, said. "Trying to keep calm. Trying to keep his arms out of my airway that way I could breathe."

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Caught on Camera: Medical Helicopter Crash Caught On Camera Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:43:44 PM Caught on Camera: Medical Helicopter Crash

NEW MEXICO (KOB) - NBC Albuquerque, New Mexico affiliate KOB has obtained video of the medical helicopter that crashed on the roof of UNM Hospital about two weeks ago.

The video shows the medical helicopter on April 9 after dropping off a patient at University of New Mexico Hospital.

Instead of going up, the chopper goes around and around.

About 12 seconds into the take-off, it's clear there's a problem.

At 17 seconds, the helicopter, with the pilot and 2 crew members onboard, crashes.

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Dad Kicks Son Down Skateboard Ramp Caught On Camera Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:36:40 PM Dad Kicks Son Down Skateboard Ramp

FLORIDA (WTLV) -0 A video of a man kicking his child off a ramp at a Jacksonville, Florida skate park is causing an uproar on social media.

The video shows Marcus Crossland kicking his 6-year-old son down a skateboard ramp nicknamed Big Brown at Kona Skate Park.

"Unfortunately parents get so enthusiastic about their kids and their abilities in skateboarding, or baseball, or football or whatever and sometimes they take it a little too far," Martin Ramos, Kona's operator, said.

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