Ax-wielding man threatens 7-Eleven clerk in Miramar

Nicotine cravings cause anger, frustration and irritability. This could be why a man who wanted a pack of cigarettes was willing to terrify a couple of women in Miramar when he didn’t get it. 

The surveillance video detectives released on Thursday shows an ax-wielding man walking into the 7-Eleven at 11150 Pembroke Road.

“The suspect walked behind the counter and continued to yell at the store clerk to sell him the cigarettes,” said Tania Rues, a police spokeswoman.

The man — who is about about 6 feet 2 inches tall — was angry after an employee refused to sell him the cigarettes and requested his identification. The man said he was going back to his truck to get it, but he lied.

Instead, he came back to terrify them. 

While holding an ax, his panicked companion rushed inside yelling: “No! No! No! What are you doing?”

Witnesses said the man’s companion managed to avert a tragedy and the two left in a white truck that was towing a trailer with tree trimmings. 

Police officers investigating the Saturday incident were asking anyone with information to call the Miramar Police Department at 954-764-4357 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

 

 

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Ax-wielding man threatens 7-Eleven clerk in Miramar

Nicotine cravings cause anger, frustration and irritability. This could be why a man who wanted a pack of cigarettes was willing to terrify a couple of women in Miramar when he didn’t get it. 

The surveillance video detectives released on Thursday shows an ax-wielding man walking into the 7-Eleven at 11150 Pembroke Road.

“The suspect walked behind the counter and continued to yell at the store clerk to sell him the cigarettes,” Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues said.

The man — who is about about 6 feet 2 inches tall — was angry after an employee refused to sell him the cigarettes and requested his identification. The man said he was going back to his truck to get it, but he lied.

Instead, he came back to terrify them. 

While holding an ax, his panicked companion rushed inside, yelling, “No! No! No! What are you doing?”

Witnesses said the man’s companion managed to avert a tragedy and the two left in a white truck that was towing a trailer with tree trimmings. 

Police officers investigating the Saturday incident were asking anyone with information to call the Miramar Police Department at 954-764-4357 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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Flood advisory issued for Broward County until noon

A flood advisory has been issued for Broward County until noon Thursday.

The National Weather Service in Miami said trained weather spotters reported minor street flooding from heavy rain in the Fort Lauderdale area.

Forecasters said up to two to three inches of rain have already fallen. An additional one to two inches of rain is expected.

Among the cities that will experience flooding are Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Miramar and Davie.

Be sure to download the WPLG Local 10 Weather app to receive the latest and most accurate information about severe weather where you live and work. You can find it by searching “WPLG Local 10 Weather” in your iTunes or Google Play app stores.

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Flood advisory issued for Broward County until noon

A flood advisory has been issued for Broward County until noon Thursday.

The National Weather Service in Miami said trained weather spotters reported minor street flooding from heavy rain in the Fort Lauderdale area.

Forecasters said up to two to three inches of rain have already fallen. An additional one to two inches of rain is expected.

Among the cities that will experience flooding are Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Miramar and Davie.

Be sure to download the WPLG Local 10 Weather app to receive the latest and most accurate information about severe weather where you live and work. You can find it by searching “WPLG Local 10 Weather” in your iTunes or Google Play app stores.

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Authorities pull body from canal in Miramar

A body was pulled from a canal Monday morning in Miramar, authorities said.

Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues said the body was found in the water on Utopia Drive, between Coral Boulevard and Di Lido Boulevard.

Authorities said a passerby spotted the body of a man at about 10 a.m. 

Local 10 News reporter Neki Mohan was at the scene as authorities were examining the body.

The victim’s identity is not yet known.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miramar police. 

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