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

“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. (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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