Suspect known as 'Thumpy' accused of running over man in Hialeah
Witnesses say incident followed fight among group of men
HIALEAH, Fla. – A Hialeah man is facing multiple charges after he ran over another man during a fist fight among a group of people, authorities said.
According to a police report, witnesses told detectives that a group of men was fighting about 9:30 p.m. Thursday in a shopping plaza parking lot at 6905 W. 12th Ave.
Police said one of the men saw a woman he knew get pushed to the ground, so he got out of his SUV to help her, leaving his keys in the ignition and the vehicle running.
Police said Michael Mario Delgado, 23, jumped into the driver's seat and drove toward the group, striking one of the men, identified as Javier Prado.
The impact caused Prado to flip in the air multiple times and land on a parking block, the report said.
He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition.
Police said the other victims were able to jump out of the way before being hit.
Police said Delgado continued driving out of the parking lot and fled the scene.
He was arrested early Friday on charges of attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and grand theft auto.
Authorities said the victims knew Delgado only as "Thumpy."
It's unclear what led to the initial fight.
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