Miami Firefighter Arrested for Beating 71-Year-Old Man in Road Rage Incident

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Don't park too close to Reynaldo Miranda's car. The City of Miami firefighter doesn't appreciate it.

In fact, the firefighter wound up behind bars after allegedly going berserk on a 71-year-old man who parked a little too close at Southland Mall.

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The incident happened on Tuesday. The 47-year-old Miranda, who stands 5'11 and weighs 205 pounds, started screaming at the elderly driver who stood just 5'5 and weighed 128 pounds.

The victim managed to leave the parking lot and pulled out onto SW 211st Street when he noticed that Miranda had driven in front of him. Miranda then allegedly got out of the car and confronted the man once more.

"The guy seemed to be explaining himself when the guy who was aggressive started punching," a witness told Local 10. "I seen at least three punches and I'm like, 'Oh my goodness, is he gonna beat this elderly guy?'"

Miranda allegedly punched the man multiple times in his head.

According to WSVN, Miranda appeared in bond court yesterday and explained he had been a firefighter for 29 years and had a perfect record.

"What you are reading is his part of the story," Miranda said in court.

"Well, no, there is a witness there as well," said the judge referring to the arrest report.

Miranda posted bond, but has been suspended with pay by the Miami fire department pending the results of an investigation.

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26 comments
Ashley Elisabeth
Ashley Elisabeth

Im pretty sure the term "to serve and protect" is not just for cops. They are also taught to subdue persons with force but without harm. Ya let your anger get the best of you buddy, your lucky to be getting paid until your trip to ass rape alley and u deserve that

Dan Marino
Dan Marino

Child porn, assaulting citizens, elderly citizens at that!, Me thinks MFD has a huge problem that the city seems to ignore.

Czr Kil
Czr Kil

Not cool dude's a bully.

Romulus Cornelius
Romulus Cornelius

Well there goes courtesy, professionalism and respect clearly this guy didn't give a shit about any of that including his career and freedom but the person who is responsible for him keeping his pay status on should go to jail and this moron should be hang and shot at sun down he is a disgrace to the department and public service and I should know coming from a retired law enforcement officer from new york city

John C. Tucker
John C. Tucker

What a dick, I guarantee he wouldn't do that to me. I'm bigger than he is and would break him in half. Loser!!!

Joe Spector
Joe Spector

5'11" 205 lbs against a 71 year old 5'5" 128 lb? I don't care what the old man sad or did, this guy is pathetic.

hkguy1
hkguy1

Consequences of a 55-year old failed immigration policy

Holly Villa
Holly Villa

I'm starting to think Miami is too crazy, even for my crazy ass

Heather Rogerson
Heather Rogerson

He followed the old man? Over a parking spot? Seriously ? Fire him and prison time! His size and training= assault with deadly force! Jerk hang your head low you're a disgrace to MDFD

Rose Lehmann
Rose Lehmann

Suspended with pay is basically a free vacation.

Lenny Lebowitz
Lenny Lebowitz

Maybe he thought the old guy was on fire and he was trying to punch the fire out

Monica Goforth
Monica Goforth

My parents always told me that you are never suppose to hurt the elderly, children, the disabled or animals. Everyone else can defend themselves.

Jany D'Vahle
Jany D'Vahle

He should be beat up every week until he turns 71 with 10 years in jail...

HughJ
HughJ

God only knows what this clown does to his wife, gay lover, kids and/or pets when something trivial ticks him off.  Hopefully he will be charged with elder abuse along with assault and battery and serve some prison time for his bully boy behavior.  Punching an elderly little guy really shows how manly he is and I hope the victim sues him in civil court for his injuries.


dnylny
dnylny

What happened to innocent until proven guilty?

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