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Vigilante Justice: Driver Rams Car Into Man Fighting With a Cop

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A passing driver who noticed a fight between a suspect and a cop in Burbank decided to take matters into his own hands today: he rammed his car into the suspect.

The 30-year-old suspect who got into a fight with a Burbank police officer was accused of domestic violence. At one point in the fight, the officer's gun went flying into the street, which the driver noticed. Believing the officer's life was in danger, he took action, police told City News Service. The cop ended up in the hospital, but he was released later today. The suspect was more seriously injured, and he has been arrested for attempted murder.

The wrecking ball of justice driver was not held in the incident, but police did tentatively admit his actions "resolved" the fight.

"We actually don't like for people to get involved like this. They could also be hurt," Burbank police Sgt. Darin Ryburn told City News Service. "But in this case it did resolve the situation."