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Off Duty Texas Cop And Girlfriend Beaten And Robbed After Car Accident

December 28, 2014  |  Posted by: JammedUp
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An off-duty Texas cop and his girlfriend were ambushed, beaten and robbed after a Christmas night car crash, authorities said.

The 29-year-old Galena Park officer was driving home about 11 p.m. on Thursday from a holiday party when he smacked into a black Infiniti sedan crossing the roadway, according to media reports.

The officer claims he followed the car to a nearby apartment complex where a red Humvee pulled up to meet them, KHOU 11 reported.

Four Hispanic men hopped out of the SUV and allegedly clobbered the cop and his girlfriend, police said. The assailants snatched the officer’s wallet, cell phone and a pistol that slipped out of his waistband during the struggle, the station reported.

The officer and his girlfriend were reportedly hospitalized, but it wasn’t clear how badly they were hurt.

Their names weren’t released, and Galena Park Police didn’t respond to the Daily News’ request for comment.

The men in the Humvee drove off after the alleged attack and dumped the SUV when other officer spotted them, ABC 13 reported.

The men escaped into the woods, but officers recovered their colleague’s stolen gun, authorities said.

From the NY Daily News

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