The moment an angry Colombian crowd picks up an American man from a taxi he stole at the airport and then ran over a mother and child because he & # 39; wanted to be deported home and had no return & # 39;
- John Joseph Gianino, 41, took the taxi at the airport in Barranquilla on Monday
- He fled when the police opened fire, the local media said, before crashing
- Gianino collided with a 31-year-old woman and her four-year-old daughter
- Preliminary investigation stated that it was part of a plan to be deported to the US
An American was pulled out of a stolen taxi by a furious Colombian crowd after allegedly using it to run over a mother and child because he & # 39; wanted to be deported home & # 39 ;.
John Joseph Gianino, 41, jumped in the taxi on Monday evening at the airport of Ernesto Cortissoz, in the city of Barranquilla, while the driver was unloading luggage.
He flew away when police officers opened fire, according to local media, and then collided with a 31-year-old woman and her four-year-old daughter.
A few meters after the couple hit, the car stopped and a furious crowd grabbed Gianino as the police pulled toward him.
John Joseph Gianino, 41, took the taxi at Ernesto Cortissoz airport, in the city of Barranquilla, on Monday evening while the driver was unloading luggage
Gianino lying on a hospital bed with a bloody cut on his forehead after the Monday evening incident
According to preliminary investigation, Gianino committed the crime so that he would be deported because he did not have a return ticket.
Mobile phone footage shows the driver covering his head while an angry crowd tries to pull him out of the car.
Bystanders can be heard calling out: & # 39; take it out, asshole. & # 39;
A few meters after hitting the pair, the car was stopped and a furious crowd grabbed Gianino as the police went inside to hold him (photo: an angry crowd surrounds the vehicle while Gianino bends in, left and right)
The American suspect was eventually arrested and taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries when the crowd followed him.
Further images show him lying on the hospital bed while he is being examined with a bloody cut on his forehead.
He was fired a day after the incident and taken to the public prosecutor.
Gianino was fired on Tuesday and taken to the public prosecutor
Gianino is accompanied by the Colombian police in the hospital
Reports state that the authorities are waiting for test results from forensic medical experts to find out the man's psychological condition and see if he can be charged.
Gabino Anaya, the owner of the taxi and the president of the Airport Taxi Association, told reporters: & I became sad because of what happened when the vehicle was destroyed and it is my tool.
& # 39; I never thought this could happen to me. & # 39;
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