Calle Ocho Brawl Ends With Man Shot in the Butt

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Miami police are searching for a butt bandit who made Calle Ocho a real pain in the ass this weekend.

Yes, America's biggest Latin block party was disturbed Sunday after a brawl broke out and a man ended up taking a bullet in the butt cheek.

According to NBC Miami, a fight involving several men erupted at the intersection of SW Eighth Street and 11th Avenue during the annual carnival that goes down in Little Havana.

During the scuffle, one of the men pulled out a gun and popped a cap in someone's ass (yes, we will burn through every butt-shooting cliché in this post, thank you very much). The victim, a man in his 20s, collapsed and realized he was bleeding form his backside. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to recover.

However, the gunman remains at large.

"We're asking any and all persons here out of the thousands of people that are here on Eighth Street, if someone saw something, please come forward and help our investigators with this puzzle of an investigation so we can capture the person or persons responsible for this crime," police spokesman Sgt. Freddie Cruz told NBC Miami.

Meanwhile, at the other big festival Miami-Dade hosted this weekend, the LGBT circuit party-cum-fundraiser Winter Party, several revelers also reportedly had items lodged... Uh, yeah, on second thought, sorry, we guess we're not gonna go for every easy joke.

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26 comments
senorboogiewoogie
senorboogiewoogie

My beer theft story:

I come from Tennessee, where beer could not be sold after 3 AM (to 7AM or noon on Sundays). Back when I was a crazy drunk I went into a small convenience store/gas station like place at 4 AM, did a bee line for the beer cooler and got a quart.

No employees but a small black woman who said "NO BEER!" to which I threw about 5 quarters at her head, yelling 'YES BEER!" while she ducked. Wasn't caught for that, although I could have tried to say I paid for it (with my weapons of distraction).

Phillip Diaz
Phillip Diaz

I agree Carl. Only the people looking for trouble and all the underage punks that go there looking for trouble. Even worse are some of the so called adults

Carl Snyder
Carl Snyder

thats why i dont go anymore....instead of the cream of miami its more like the sewage of miami.

David Ruano
David Ruano

Baaad... The whole porpoise of the festival is to celebrate

Miranda Espindola
Miranda Espindola

With stories like this.. I'm embarrassed to say that I'm from Miami –_–

Oona Stieglitz
Oona Stieglitz

hope you were not the victim. that would put a damper on the bicycling

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

Fat Man at Bench: It was a bullet, wasn't it?

Forrest Gump: A bullet?

Fat Man at Bench: That jumped up and bit you.

Forrest Gump: Oh, yes sir. Bit me right in the buttocks. They said it was a million dollar wound, but the army must keep that money 'cause I still haven't seen a nickel of that million dollars.

joeseijo2
joeseijo2

They need to drop napalm on Calle 8.

Alexander Fernandez
Alexander Fernandez

A) going to venture that Cubans aren't the majority in the show B) one big brawl in a gathering the size of a city is to be expected;and C) much more appalled at the Keith Haring fraud show MNT and others were promoting

Ray.Ping
Ray.Ping

That's the Puerto Rican flag you dumb pieces of horse poo.

Illian M. Barthole
Illian M. Barthole

Why is there a Puerto Rican flag in the picture if the festival is Cuban?

Morris Solow
Morris Solow

Ban Cuban Festivals Before Someone Really Gets Hurt.

Joe LaDuca
Joe LaDuca

Would have gone if i knew there was local entertainment..lol

Michelle Patricia Perrotta
Michelle Patricia Perrotta

This was the 1st thing I saw on the news yesterday... smh people do not know how to enjoy themselves

HarryTheHandyman
HarryTheHandyman

@Ray.Ping LOL!  Hilariously bad Photoshop.  Not surprising given MNT's history with inaccurate "reporting" and typos.

neatjunk
neatjunk

@Illian M. Barthole Because it is a LATIN festival and not specifically a Cuban festival.

JoseDuran
JoseDuran moderator communitymanagertopcommenter

@HarryTheHandyman @Ray.Ping The photo is not Photoshopped and was taken at Calle Ocho. The photo is just being used an image for the festival and not intended to insinuate the nationalities of the people involved.

JoseDuran
JoseDuran moderator communitymanagertopcommenter

@HarryTheHandyman @JoseDuran @Ray.Ping Yes, again whether it was 2012 or 2013 it's meant just to show the image of the street sign. But you are insinuating we Photoshopped the image, which is not true. You JUST admitted it seeing it in another post.

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