The victim in a recent armed robbery in New Mexico was jailed after he plowed his car into two of people suspected of robbing him, police said.
The incident began when Quinn Chavez, 18, and Christopher Gutierrez, 20, drove up to the Western Winds Park in Rio Rancho, television station KOAT reported.
"They weren't engaging in activity that takes place in parks," Capt. Paul Rogers of the Rio Rancho Police Department said.
As Chavez and Gutierrez sat in the car, three people approached with a gun and robbed Chavez, according to court documents cited by KOAT.
After the robbery, Chavez took a few minutes to gather himself then spotted the group running down the street, the television station reported.
That's when police say Chavez mowed down two of the suspected robbers.
Surveillance video of the incident shows the pair running down a street seconds before a black car speeds into view and slams into them, sending one person flying into the air.
“Oh that could have been a fatal injury, very easily," Rogers said.
Both of the young men were expected to be OK, the television station reported.
Four people suspected of robbing Chavez were charged earlier in the week, according to KOAT, which also noted that Chavez was facing legal trouble and was taken to jail.
"You're never excused when you're using your vehicle as a weapon," Rogers said.
Police recovered and air gun they believe one of the suspected robbers tried to ditch in a trash can following the robbery, KOAT reported.