Bodycam footage of former Arizona Coyotes forward Alex Galchenyuk’s hit-and-run arrest shows the moment he made threats against officers and hurled racial slurs.
‘Drop me off right f****** here and all your families will live forever,’ the former NHL-er said during his July 9 arrest.
Galchenyuk, who has earned $25million over seven seasons, appeared to be inebriated as he berated the Scottsdale cops who caught him after he fled the scene.
‘All your f****** kids, all your f****** wives, all your f****** daughters will f******* die,’ Galchenyuk said in the video.
The footage was released this week, months after Galchenyuk pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor threat charge.
Former Arizona Coyotes forward Alex Galchenyuk (pictured) was arrested for a hit-and-run in Scottsdale on July 9 where he threatened officers and called them racial slurs
Galchenyuk said at one point: ‘All your f****** kids, all your f****** wives, all your f****** daughters will f******* die’
During the incident, authorities said Galchenyuk hoped a curb in a parking lot and hit another vehicle. His father arrived at the scene, got behind the wheel and drove off with his allegedly impaired son.
Scottsdale police soon found the white BMW and pulled them over.
Galchenyuk went on to use racial slurs and ranted as his father said his son was ‘totally fine.’
Witnesses said they saw the former No. 3 overall pick stumbling outside of the vehicle after the collision.
After being detained, Galchenyuk and his father and start to question the cops and ask one how long they’ve been an officer.
‘Eight years,’ the officer says. Galchenyuk replies with: ‘You understand I’ll chop all of your d**** off, right?’
The officer then asks him to repeat himself and Galchenyuk says: ‘You heard me.’
The former NHL-er also asks the officer where they’re from and the officer walks away after Galchenyuk calls him a ‘p**** a** mother******.’
Galchenyuk then goes on to grab tins of chewing tobacco as the officers tell him not to reach for anything.
‘You can’t threaten me and then start reaching for stuff,’ one officer says as he pulls Galchenyuk to the sidewalk.
Galchenyuk says he didn’t threaten the officer, but then adds, ‘I’ll chop your neck off.’
‘Let’s not make any threats to us,’ an officer says.
He is then taken to the back of a cop car as he says: ‘Bro, I’m a professional hockey player.’
A police officer says: ‘Why do you keep threatening me and my family?’
‘I’m not threatening you,’ Galchenyuk says.
Galchenyuk was arrested for misdemeanor hit-and-run, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and threatening police officers. He pleaded guilty to the threat charge and all others were dropped
During the incident, authorities said he hoped a curb with his car, hit a sign and then hit a car. He was reportedly intoxicated as his father came to pick him up from the scene and drive away
Galchenyuk then harasses the officers during the 15-minute car ride to the station.
‘You’ll die in the f****** desert. Both of you.’
‘My Russian ****** will cut your **** liver out.’
‘You’ll never f****** breathe. You know that?’
He also begged officers to take him home claiming that his pregnant wife was calling. Galchenyuk then adds that he ‘respects’ police before launching into a rant about taxes.
‘I paid my f****** taxes for f****** 12 years in a row straight, in the taxage [sic] bracket,’ Galchenyuk says as he slurs his words.
‘I’ve paid f****** millions of dollars to f****** pay for taxes.’
‘One phone call and you’re dead. Your whole f****** bloodline is dead.’
He then starts to blurt out racial slurs to the officers.
A week after the incident, Galchenyuk issued an apology letter for his actions and said he was checking himself into the NHL/NHLPA’s Player Assistance Program
‘Turn right, n****,’ Galchenyuk says.
The video then shows him going into a cell as his sits on the floor and an officer takes a picture of him.
He was taken into custody for the misdemeanor hit-and-run, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and threatening police officers.
A week after the incident Galchenyuk issued an apology letter for his actions.
‘My behavior last week was deeply offensive, uncalled for, horrendous, embarrassing, disrespectful, and just plain awful,’ the letter begins.
‘I let you all down and I am truly sorry. While this behavior after drinking alcohol is not representative of who I am, I do have to take responsibility for it.
‘My actions have cost me my chance to do what I love, play professional hockey.
‘I was very much looking forward to starting my life with my wife here in Arizona, playing alongside some of the best in the NHL and entertaining the incredible fan base the Coyotes have built here.
Galchenyuk was suspended following his dramatic incident. He had just signed a $750,0000 deal with the team a few days before
‘By checking myself into the NHL/NHLPA Assistance Program, I hope to get the help I need and to ensure I never make a mistake like this again.
‘Again, I am sorry I let you down and I hope over time and with hard work, I can show all of you I am a better person than this horrendous moment.’
In that letter, he also revealed he was checking himself into the NHL/NHLPA’s Player Assistance Program to get help.
His NHL deal was terminated a few days after he signed for $750,000-a-year .
Galchenyuk was born in the U.S. to Belarusian parents and spent much of his childhood in Russia. He is currently playing hockey in Russia.