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The story behind wild arrest at the border

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – A dramatic scene at the border was caught on camera. A man initially refuses to get out of his vehicle, then leads Border Patrol agents on a chase.

Cell phone video shows the drastic measures it took to corral the possibly impaired and definitely unruly suspect at the Mexican border. Before he tries to flee from armed federal officers, he ignores their commands at the risk of getting shot in his SUV.

It all starts at 3 p.m. Monday. The suspect had already rolled up his window, despite orders to turn off the car. The man in the black Chevy Tahoe is Francisco Javier Mota and the men pointing the guns at him are with US Customs and Border Protection.

Three officers keep their weapons drawn as they approach the man accused of running over Mexican police officers before reaching the border.

One officer signals for help as he grabs Mota's arm before pulling open the door and trying to pull him from the SUV. Mota appears to resist, so the officer goes for his pepper spray. He sprays Mota in the face before he tries to flee into the US. Nine officers chase after him as he crashes into a black Jeep.

One officer gets out of the path behind it as authorities report Mota put the car in reverse and accelerated 10 feet.

From a distance we can see border patrol officers move toward mota and get him out of the car once and for all. That's when the camera starts moving, because Mota took off on foot after an officer pulled him to the ground. A federal complaint filed on Tuesday claims officers eventually wrestled him to the ground.

They were still at the San Ysidro port of entry when Mota allegedly continued to physically resist while in handcuffs.

He now faces a felony charge of assault on a federal officer.

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