This is a review of a altercation between a Georgia State trooper and a knife wielding maniac trying to kill him. I have seen the unedited version of this video, and the edited version has been on "Scariest Police Videos" numerous times. Please note things like: ".45 Semi-automatic" "Struck the mid-section" "Hit no vital organs" "Remained on his feet" "Continued...for eight minutes." SYNOPSIS OF INCIDENT THE INCIDENT (12:00) Trooper Mike Ralston of the Georgia State Patrol has completed his shift and is on his way home on a cold January morning. Because troopers are allowed to take patrol vehicles home with them, technically Ralston has not completed his "tour of duty" until he reaches his residence. The trooper decides to check a rest stop where he has made felony drug arrests before, when he notices a parked pick-up truck with a male subject draped across the front seat. Ralston taps on the window and awakens the individual who is initially cooperative. However, when Ralston checks the individual's driver's license and vehicle registration, he notes discrepancies: The name on the driver's license is different from the name on the registration. When Ralston asked the motorist to whom the vehicle belonged, the subject said it belonged to a "friend" who was in prison. Red flags continued to go up in Ralston's mind as the subject appeared very nervous, agitated, and increasingly vague in his responses to the law officer's questions. The trooper finally asked for a voluntary consent to search the vehicle, at which time the subject pulled back a tarp on the truck bed and proceeded to climb into the bed and move the various boxes and items of clothing around, under the trooper's watchful eye. However, the subject was unresponsive when the trooper asked to see what was inside of one particular box. After "dancing around the issue" for several minutes, the subject returned to the cab of the truck, retrieved a three-inch knife, and began to open the box. Within seconds, though, the subject turned around and lunged toward Trooper Ralston with the knife. A struggle ensued, Ralston drew his Smith and Wesson .45 semi-automatic and fired once, striking the subject in the mid-section just above the navel. The bullet hit no vital organs, the subject was able to remain on his feet, and the altercation amazingly continued on for eight long minutes. During this incredible set-to, Trooper Ralston had a very difficult time de-cocking his service weapon and replacing it safely in his holster while keeping his subject at bay. Apparently on an "adrenaline high," the subject makes threatening physical gestures towards Trooper Ralston time and again. Despite several passers-by who witness the fight, only one actually stops to lend a hand, allowing Ralston to finally handcuff the subject until back-up and an ambulance arrive. The man is later identified as Federal fugitive Michael Sorrentino.