Video of pump handle in police cruiser goes viral

This video from San Antonio is making rounds on social media.

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - It’s certainly not something you see every day.

A video of a San Antonio Police Department cruiser was making the rounds on Facebook Friday, likely because the unit was witnessed traveling down the highway with a gas pump sticking out of the side of it!

KENS 5 Eyewitness Pablo Carmona said he and his wife were heading east on Highway 90 when the cruiser entered from Cupples Road.

Carmona said he was able to capture the video as his wife drove behind the cruiser. As of 11 p.m. Friday, the video had been shared on Carmona’s Facebook page for than 266,000 times.

The cruiser eventually exited onto Interstate 35 and the couple continued on, but he did say he put in a call to the San Antonio Police Department.

SAPD issued the following statement on Friday afternoon:

The fuel pump is from one of the City of San Antonio fueling stations. All police vehicles can only be refueled at a city owned facility. The nozzles are designed to break away from the hose and the gas line instantly shuts down in the event that someone accidentally drives off, there was no gas leak or other issues. The officer will not be disciplined as this was a mere accident."

 

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