A man who tried to buy an ATV with bogus credit cards assaulted a police officer as he tried to resist arrest Tuesday along the Massapequa-Seaford border, Nassau County Police said.
Omar Sepulveda, 30, of the Bronx, was busted as he tried to exit Island Power Sports at 4116 Sunrise Highway at around 2:37 p.m. Tuesday. He allegedly attempted to purchase the vehicle using a fraudulent Bank of America Visa card and a fraudulent American Express Platinum card.
But a store worker determined the cards were fake and called 911, police said.
When cops arrived, Sepulveda tried to escape, but was stopped by a Seventh Precinct officer.
Sepulveda allegedly tried to get away from the officer by flailing his arms and kicking his legs. He was placed under arrest, but the cop suffered a sprained knee in the struggle. He was treated at a local hospital and released.
Sepulveda is charged with assault, attempted grand larceny, criminal possession of a forged instrument, identity theft, forgery and resisting arrest.