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Victim tells Miami-Dade judge about video of racist rant

MIAMI – Dwayne Wynn told a Miami-Dade County judge on Tuesday about the video he recorded on June 14 of Joseph Fucheck’s racist and homophobic insults.

Wynn was outside of his home when he took a flyer Fucheck had left in his mailbox. Fucheck saw Wynn and returned to park in front of Wynn’s home in Miami-Dade’s West Little River.

Victim of apparent gunman's racist rant testifies in court
Victim of apparent gunman's racist rant testifies in court

“As soon as the door opened, he began his profanity-laced rant,” Wynn said during a court hearing that was held on Zoom.

Wynn’s video shows Fucheck, 58, brandished a gun. He said he was a former U.S. Navy Seal. He said he had a Purple Heart. He said he was a member of the Hillsborough County SWAT team.

The truth: His bark was worse than his bite. Fucheck is a convicted felon who was waving a low-power air gun. He wasn’t awarded a Purple Heart, nor did he serve in law enforcement.

Officers arrested Joseph Fucheck on Tuesday after he was accused of holding a man at gunpoint during a racist rant in Miami-Dade County.
Officers arrested Joseph Fucheck on Tuesday after he was accused of holding a man at gunpoint during a racist rant in Miami-Dade County. (MDPD)

Wynn’s video helped detectives to find Fucheck and arrest him.

Fucheck is facing an aggravated assault charge and a weapons charge. Miami-Dade records show he has a pending March 18 case for a petit theft charge. His criminal record includes charges of grand theft, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, obstruction of justice — and it goes back decades in Miami-Dade.

Miami-Dade Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation records showed he remained at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on Tuesday evening. His bond for the new case is set at $35,000. A $200,000 bank balance disqualified him from being assigned a public defender.


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