This is the dramatic moment when a cop had to physically wrestle one of Paul Walker‘s friends away from the crash scene … seconds after it became clear Paul could not be saved.
TMZ broke the story … Paul’s friends rushed to the scene — one even grabbed a fire extinguisher and desperately tried to extinguish the flames.
When the fire dept. arrived they tried to pull Paul’s friends away. One of Paul’s longtime friends, a guy named Nute, was so overwrought with emotion, he punched a firefighter. We’re told Sheriff’s deputies put Nute — and several other of Paul’s friends — in custody, but let them go when they realized the circumstances.
Cops now believe Paul and the driver of the Porsche may have been in a street race with another car at the time of the crash and are looking for footage and witnesses.