Family allegedly almost carjacked files complaint against NHP

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Updated: 2/07/2013 12:44 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Two people say the man who carjacked a Nevada Highway Patrol vehicle attempted to carjack them by use of a gun. They are now filing a complaint against NHP Officer Robert Nivarel and NHP for negligence, according to court documents.

The documents say David Nichols and Crystal Nichols were driving on I-80E with their two young children on Jan. 28, when they passed by what appeared to be a routine traffic stop. The documents say as soon as they passed the scene, an NHP vehicle sped by and they pulled over. The NHP vehicle pulled over, and a man who was not in uniform got out of the car and held a shotgun at the David, telling him to get out. David referred to his two young children, and the man with the gun went to the car behind theirs.

David and Crystal Nichols say NHP did not act as they should have, causing emotional distress.

To read the full complaint, refer to the document attached to this story.




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keastman - 3/6/2013 1:36 PM
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Seriously or is this a joke? The responsible party is not the NHP, it is the carjacker. This is a waste of every taxpayers money to have to defend the absurb complaint. This couple has now lowered themselves to that of a thief in their desire to STEAL money from NHP. The next time you get a ticket from NHP don't be surprised if the officer keeps a loaded weapon pointed at you. You might just be another criminal that would surprise him by jumping into his vehicle and stealing it. To prevent that from EVER happening again and being sued he will treat you and your speeding ticket as if you are America's most wanted. We will indeed have people like this for frivilous lawsuits to thank. No lawsuit can be filed for police harassment because he had to treat you that way or be sued if one more unknown criminal gets the jump on him.
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