‘I’m the hero!’: Surgeon allegedly rams car into cop after ‘assault’ By Shawn Cohen and Jamie Schram February 19, 2016 | 1:21pm | Updated Modal Trigger Dr. Rachel Wellner is arrested after allegedly ramming a cop to avoid a parking ticket. Photo: Christopher Sadowski A cancer surgeon with a God complex boasted that her job saving lives made her far superior to the lowly NYPD officers who hauled her away in cuffs for hitting a cop with her car in Midtown, prosecutors said Friday. “I am a doctor. I have patients who are dying. I’m the hero; the cops are not!” Dr. Rachel Wellner, 40, told police when she was arrested for striking an officer’s leg with her Volvo on Thursday to avoid a parking ticket, prosecutors said at her arraignment. Modal Trigger Rachel Wellner appears in court on Feb. 19.Photo: Steven Hirsch “I don’t accept a summons. The police assaulted me,” she allegedly said. Police sources said Wellner — who was released without bail on charges including resisting arrest and leaving the scene of an accident — was “a hot mess” when she was busted. “She was saying, ‘I don’t have time for this. I have to get to the hospital,’ ” the police source said. “Officers were trying to reason with her about the summonses, but she wasn’t having it. So she jumped in her car as the officer was trying to cuff her, and she sped off hitting the officer.” After she was arrested in her green scrubs, Wellner burst into tears and threw a fit about being handcuffed, punctuating her griping with medical jargon, the police source said. “She started complaining that they were too tight. She wanted to sound smart, like she was above us all, and she made some comment that ‘It’s hurting the such-and-such nerve in my hand,’ ” the source said. “And everyone was like, ‘Just shut up and sit down!'” Wellner, a breast-cancer specialist at Montefiore Medical Center in The Bronx, claimed cops manhandled her before she rammed Officer Niguel Vega’s leg on West 55th Street and Eighth Avenue. “Help, the police are assaulting me!” she allegedly yelled when she was stopped by the cops at around 11 a.m. Vega tried to cuff the doctor, but she flailed her arms and jumped up and down on her car while screaming and cursing, a police source told The Post. She then jumped into the car and kicked at the cops before peeling off with her door open and striking Vega in the leg, the source said. Video obtained by The Post shows her speed off and the cop’s ticket book go flying. She was collared moments later on West 53rd Street between Ninth and Tenth avenues. Dr. Rachel Wellner outside the Midtown North Police PrecinctPhoto: Christopher Sadowski On Friday, Wellner appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court, teary-eyed and wearing wrinkled brown slacks and a black blazer. Wellner and her attorney, Alan Futerfas, declined to comment outside the courthouse. Witnesses said her claims of police brutality were fabricated. “She was screaming like she was being killed, and that wasn’t the case,” said David Kenefick, 55, of Caldwell, NJ, who works construction. “They weren’t being overly aggressive. She got crazy. “She didn’t act like a doctor. She acted like a moron. She’s an idiot.” Another witness, George Williams, 50, of The Bronx, said: “All [the cops] were doing is giving her a ticket. And she’s yelling, ‘Help me, please! God, help me! I’m being harassed.’ And she was not being harassed.” Wellner, who received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth in 1997, begged The Post on Thursday to withhold her name for fear she would lose her job.