Witnesses (and as you can see from the video, there were a lot of them) claim they never saw the car actually roll over the cop's foot, but it's safe to say the whole incident got blown way out of proportion. Need proof? The clip has so far received over 8 million views, and counting.
Further uptown, a tragedy unfolded yesterday morning when an unidentified man plunged to his death by jumping from the Peninsula New York's sun terrace—and landed square on top of an SUV with the driver inside. Luckily, reports the NY Daily News, the driver remained unharmed, though understandably shaken.
And finally, on a more positive note, Grand Hyatt is making headlines this morning for, of all things, being a good hotel. After Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones decided to share his complaints about the hotel on Twitter yesterday—the AC wasn't working, he couldn't access the movie channels, and the bed was uncomfortable—the hotel quickly responded by sending someone up to fix the TV.
As a result of the hotel's startlingly fast service, Jones stepped off a little:
Ahh the power of social media. TV guy just showed up at my door. Didnt even have to call the front desk. See what happens when u vent a tad?— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) August 9, 2012
And that's the news, folks.