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Man gets out of SUV, beats pedestrian in front of Pueblo Judicial Building

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Brandon Apodaca
Photo from a video by Brandon Apodaca

A road rage incident Thursday was caught on camera in Pueblo, and it shows a man beating a pedestrian right in front of the Dennis Maes Judicial Building.

The video by Facebook user Brandon Apodaca has been shared thousands of times on social media. It's not clear what led to the altercation, but you can see a masked man wearing a backpack arguing with the driver of an SUV at the corner of 4th and Elizabeth streets.

The driver gets back in his vehicle, and the man with the backpack stops in front of the SUV just outside of a crosswalk. That's when the driver accelerates, pushing the man further into the street.

Video shows the man in the backpack strike the SUV with his fist, and then the driver gets out and punches the pedestrian several times while wrestling him to the ground. After a few seconds, the driver gets back in the SUV and leaves.

Pueblo police say they're looking into what happened, but they haven't received a report from the victim yet. Neither of the individuals have been identified.

"We have a potential crime, we need to make a determination on what occurred and find a victim that will assist in the court process," said Sgt. Frank Ortega with the Pueblo Police Department.

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  1. hahahahah….play stupid games with motorist….going to get treated like a punk…Kudos to the Driver

    1. Sounds like it’s possible that the SUV driver didn’t yield to the pedestrian as he should have. It happened at a crosswalk, so the pedestrian may have had the right of way over the driver when it all started. That would mean it was the driver who was playing stupid games with the pedestrian, and will end up being charged for his behavior. That’s not very bright.
      Or it could be as you say…

  2. I have seen it many times in Pueblo where pedestrians standing on the curb (not in the crosswalk or in the street) get upset because you don’t stop for them. The law states the following;

    Colorado law states: drivers must yield the right of way when pedestrians are within the same half of a crosswalk as the vehicle. … If a vehicle has stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross the roadway, whether at a marked or unmarked crosswalk, a driver may not pass or go around the stopped vehicle.

    NO one understands this law, if you are standing on the curb the driver of a vehicle doesn’t have to stop, it is not until they enter the crosswalk (step off the curb into the roadway) that they have to stop.

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