PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia police officer who tried to stop looters in the city’s Tacony section is lucky to be alive. Security video shows some heart-pounding moments as that officer approaches a car with the alleged criminals inside.

The cop opens the car door to stop them from leaving the scene but then the driver backs up and the officer gets caught in the door.

The officer just barely escapes.

This happened around midnight at the Rotana Furniture store in Tacony.

We spoke with the store owner, who has a message for the looters.

“People have no brain, nothing. You know, it is crazy.  If you want the pillow, come and let me know, I will give it to you. Don’t break my window, don’t break into the store, even if they are coming and they want the lamp I would give it to them without even breaking the doors and the windows, you know,” Moe Froukh said.

He also tells us that he plans to board up the store tonight and have security there.

Police tell Eyewitness News the officer sustained a minor injury but did not seek medical treatment.


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