The officer, Felix Recio, is claiming the Chabbott intentionally ran over his foot, injuring it in the process.
Chabbott is the owner of social media company Line Snob.
Recio, with assistance of his lawyer, Sal Strazzullo, is seeking charges to be filed against Chabbott from felony assault to first-degree assault with a deadly weapon.
“Chabbott clearly had no regard for Officer Recio’s life,” said Strazzullo. “Hitting him with his Ferrari could have caused serious injuries or death. I would like the charges adjusted to first-degree assault. I am meeting with the district attorney’s office next week to discuss bringing more serious charges.”
Recio, 34, is a Queens resident and has a wife and daughter.
“I was left with a swollen foot and bruising. But I believe he deliberately drove towards me with an intent to hurt me. I am suing for personal injury while the criminal charges are ongoing. I have not been able to work since this happened.”
“I was writing the ticket. He got in the car, I told him not to, but he proceeded to take off,” Recio said. “He hit my foot, but I could have been very badly injured. I was just trying to do my job. He was parked in a no-standing zone, and he didn’t have a registration sticker, as required.”
Chabbott’s attorney, Ben Brafman, does not believe criminal charges will stick, and considers the potential lawsuit to be ridiculous.
“We are not aware of any civil lawsuit. Indeed, I would be shocked if a $10 million lawsuit is in fact being contemplated given the fact that we have developed information to the effect that the officer in question appears to have suffered no injury whatsoever.”