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Toledo police officer on leave after alleged assault

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A Toledo police officer is on paid leave after an incident in a Kroger parking lot.

This all happened late Saturday night in the Kroger parking lot in Spring Meadows shopping center.

Toledo police say Robert Adams is now part of an internal investigation. 13ABC obtained the 911 calls about the incident and spoke with the woman who says the officer put her family's lives in danger.

CALLER: "I can't believe this. He just tore my car up and kicked it. Oh my God."

911: "Ma'am, ma'am. Are you injured? Is the baby hurt? Anything?" 

You can hear the distress in this frantic 911 call after a woman says a stranger kicked her car and busted her window in front of the Kroger parking lot.

The alleged assault happened Saturday night around 10, while she was in the car with her 7-year-old son.

CALLER: "It looks like he's got a gun in his hand. This guy is crazy! Who the hell is he? Who is this guy!?"

"He could have shot him, and then the story would have been totally different," says woman.

She says the man started writing down their license plate after her husband pulled into the fire lane at Kroger and let the car idle while he helped load groceries into the trunk. When he got into the driver's seat, he says the officer tried to yank open the door, but missed and shattered the woman's car window.

CALLER: "Oh my god. He just busted my damn car window. Aw, no. Hell, no. My baby's in the car.… Don't you chuckle. Wait 'til the police come. My baby's in the car. You just busted my car window! You just busted my car window!"

When officers arrived the woman claims the alleged attacker pulled out a badge and identified himself as a Toledo police officer.

"you know, he put my whole family in jeopardy last night. And I'm very afraid right now. Like I said, I'm fearing for my life," says woman.

Deputies took the suspected attacker away and it was later confirmed that Adams has been relieved of duty with Toledo Police with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

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