Shocking new video shows the moment a Florida sheriff’s deputy is sent flying after getting slammed by a woman in a stolen car.
Katarina Vanfossen, 23, is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly driving the stolen white Ford Taurus into the deputy — with the whole thing caught on police aerial video released Thursday.
The wild scene unfolded Wednesday, as police cornered the stolen car in the parking lot of a South Bradenton strip mall — just hours after the car sped off when deputies first spotted it, the sheriff’s office said in a release.
When they caught up with the stolen car the second time, police surrounded the car with sheriff’s office vehicles outside a local stereo store — only to have Vanfossen try to slam her way out by smacking into the cruisers, the video shows.
One deputy is seen walking up to the vehicle ordering Vanfossen to get out — but the Ford instead accelerates and sends him flying over the hood and onto another car.
Deputies then moved in and arrested Vanfossen.
The deputy was not seriously injured and was due to be released from a local hospital.
In addition to the attempted murder charge, Vanfossen was charged with auto theft, fleeing police and leaving the scene of a crash.
The last charge stems from her run-in with cops earlier in the day, when she crashed into another vehicle to elude the deputies