Subway employee critically injured after being struck by car on way to work

A woman was critically injured Friday morning after she was struck by a vehicle while walking to work, authorities said.

The hit-and-run crash was reported at about 5:45 a.m. at the intersection of Stirling Road and University Drive.

Davie police said a witness who was stopped at a red light heard a bang and saw the victim, Marrykutty George, being thrown into the air.

The witness said he saw a silver vehicle, believed to be a Nissan, heading south after the crash.

Detectives said that based on evidence on the roadway, it appears that the vehicle was heading east on Sitrling Road and was turning south onto University Drive when it struck George.

Broken headlight lens pieces were found at the scene, but had no identifying marks or numbers on them, detectives said.

George was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital, where she is listed in critical condition.

Police said she suffered several broken bones and a head injury. She also suffered a small brain bleed, but there is no pressure that would require surgery at this time, authorities said.

CAT scans will be done later to monitor her recovery process.

Authorities said George was unconscious at the hospital due to the medication she was receiving, but was responding to chest and sternum rubs.

Police said George’s daughter said her mother was walking to the Subway at 8755 Stirling Road, where she works, when the crash occurred.

Authorities said the silver vehicle that struck George is believed to have front-right-side damage or at least a broken headlight.

Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. 


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Robbers target off-duty police officer in Hollywood, police say

Two robbers targeted an off-duty North Miami Beach police officer early Wednesday in Hollywood, authorities said.

Hollywood police spokeswoman Miranda Grossman said the incident happened in the 300 block of Minnesota Street.

Bob Ferro, who owns Nick’s Bar & Grill, told Local 10 News reporter Glenna Milberg that the officer and a woman were walking on Hollywood Beach after eating at a beachside restaurant when they were ambushed by two young armed males. 

Ferro said the couple was likely walking to their car when the incident occurred, which was captured on his surveillance cameras at his business. 

Ferro said the officer pulled out his gun and fired at the robbers, who ran away. 

“The officer shot at him. They just ran when they saw his weapon,” he said. 

Several people staying in nearby apartments and hotels said they heard the shot and saw the yellow tape that marked off the crime scene until mid-morning.

“Detectives, they were looking for something. They were very discreet about their business, that’s for sure,” one witness said. 

Authorities said no one was hurt. 

Grossman said the would-be thieves did not get away with any property from the victims.

No arrests have been made.

“I’m sure they’ll catch them. They got vivid pictures of them,” Ferro said.  

Grossman said the investigation is ongoing and no further details would be released at this time.

The North Miami Beach Police Department has not publicly commented on the shooting.  

Anyone with information is asked to call Hollywood police or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. 

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Police investigate killing of man in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale police are investigating the killing of a man who is a part-time resident of the city, authorities said.Police said Guy Eargle Jr., 68, who lives part-time in Fort Lauderdale and part-time in Atlanta, was found dead at about 6:15 p.m. M…

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Hialeah man shoots tires of FPL truck after workers park in front of home, police say

A Hialeah man was captured on surveillance video Wednesday morning shooting out the tires of a Florida Power & Light truck after workers parked in front of his home.

The incident was reported shortly after 11 a.m. at 620 SE Fifth Place.

Hialeah police Sgt. Carl Zogby said FPL trucks were hanging lines on utility poles on the residential street when Jorge Jove, 64, got upset and told the workers to move away from his home.

Zogby said the workers told Jove that they would move as soon as possible, but needed to finish their work first and that they were parked on a public street.

Zogby said Jove went into his home and started shooting at the trucks.

Cellphone video taken from one of the workers shows a man, believed to be Jove, shooting out the tires of one of the trucks. 

Zogby said it’s unclear whether Jove was also aiming for the workers.

No one was injured. 

Jove was arrested and charges are pending against him, Zogby said. 


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South Florida couple arrested for second time for impersonating Adele’s manager, police say

A South Florida couple was arrested Tuesday for the second time in recent months on allegations that they impersonated Adele’s manager, Jonathan Dickins, in order to get free concert tickets and sneakers from NBA players.

The Miami Herald reported that the couple was first arrested in May after they posed as Adele’s manager to get free tickets to Miami’s Rolling Loud hip-hop festival on May 6 to see Kendrick Lamar.

According to a 28-page arrest report, Justin Jayce Lii, 30, and his wife, Angel Lii, 26, purchased the website domains and www. in order to create email addresses that resembled the victim’s actual email address.

Authorities said the couple offered Adele concert tickets in exchange for sneakers from numerous basketball players, including Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook.

Police said the Liis claimed that the sneakers would be auctioned off to benefit charities.

According to their arrest warrants, the accused con artists succeeded in getting sneakers from Paul George, Victor Oladipo and Richard Hamilton.

Authorities said the couple’s criminal activity has been going on for years, accusing them of having tried to get thousands of dollars’ worth of sunglasses and other merchandise for free, and having tried, sometimes successfully, to get free concert tickets.

Police said they have even tried unsuccessfully to get artists such as Chris Brown and Katy Perry to make birthday videos for a “dear friend and assistant” of Adele’s. 

The couple now faces more than a dozen felony charges, including identity theft and organized scheme to defraud.

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Man calls for driver to come forward after sister seriously injured in hit-and-run

A South Florida woman remains hospitalized as her family appeals for someone to come forward with information about the driver who struck the woman over the weekend in Sunrise.

“I thought she was gone,” the victim’s brother, Joseph Holguin, said.

Joseph Holguin’s sister, Michelle Holguin, 53, remains in the intensive care unit at a local hospital after she was struck by a car just after midnight Saturday while she was riding her bicycle home from work.

“It was horrible. Words can’t describe it. I just broke down,  just like I am now,” Joseph Holguin said.

According to police, Michelle Holguin was riding her bike when she was hit by a car on Sunrise Boulevard near Flamingo Road and was dragged 25 yards.

The driver sped off without stopping to help, leaving Michelle Holguin unconscious in the roadway.

“Leaving her on the side of the road like a piece of meat, it’s just not right,” her brother said.

Without much information to go on, police and Michelle Holguin’s loved ones are pleading for the driver to come forward.

“Take responsibility for what you did. It’s just an accident. Stuff does happen, but fess up,” Joseph Holguin said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. A reward of up to $3,000 is offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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