Bare Florida Man in a Cowboy Hat Assaults Girl with Machete

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A unadorned, machete-wielding man with painted nails and a cowboy hat slashed a bicyclist and fractured her cranium close to Miami Springs, in accordance with Miami-Dade Police.

Roberto Hercules, 45, was arrested on an tried homicide cost on October 14, three days after the assault, within the 2100 block of West 10 Court docket, in Hialeah. Police discovered him sleeping nude subsequent to 2 cowboy hats in a tent “hiding inside bushes,” a Miami-Dade Police report states.

The feminine sufferer was using her bicycle at 6:30 a.m., on October 11, alongside South River Drive in Medley when Hercules requested whether or not she had a crack pipe, the report states.

“When the sufferer mentioned that she didn’t have a pipe, the defendant [Hercules] pulled out a machete and commenced to assault,” police allege.

After hanging her a number of instances with the machete, Hercules fled on foot, in accordance with the report. Miami Springs police posted a neighborhood alert on Instagram.

The sufferer was transported to a hospital intensive care unit the place she was handled for a fractured cranium, bleeding within the mind, a damaged left arm, and a big laceration on the left hand, the arrest report says.

The bloody crime scene drew police from 5 jurisdictions, together with Medley, Hialeah, Miami Springs, Miami-Dade County, and the Florida East Coast railway. Practice vehicles hauling liquid nitrogen gasoline and electronics to a close-by Amazon distribution middle have been halted so authorities might search the tracks.

The knife allegedly utilized by Hercules was “discovered within the neighborhood,” a Miami Springs police report states. There was “data that the sufferer got here from the homeless camp alongside the FEC railroad,” in accordance with the report.

Hercules, a local of El Salvador, has additionally been charged with armed theft and aggravated battery with nice bodily hurt, in accordance with county court docket information. He’s being held with out bond on the county’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Heart, the place he additionally has an immigration maintain.

The tracks that divide Medley and Miami Springs, the place South River Drive and North Royal Poinciana Boulevard join, is a well-liked — albeit unlawful — cut-through path for college kids and commuters who use the Metrorail station at 2005 W. Okeechobee Rd.

Locals have discovered rotting fruit, pennies, and rooster and goat components presumably provided as ritual Santeria sacrifices, scattered concerning the tracks. The realm sits throughout from Triangle Park, a well-liked Miami Springs picnic space the place folks park to observe alligators or use the Ludlum Drive health path.

New Occasions reported final yr that a homeless encampment on the similar web site was set ablaze after a standoff with authorities. Final Friday, burgeoning camps beneath the railroad bridge have been abruptly cleared out. 



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