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Police search for suspect in random attack of 70-year-old man in Miramar

70-year-old Cesar Posada was working at a shopping plaza in Miramar where he performs maintenance, when suddenly, he was attacked.
70-year-old Cesar Posada was working at a shopping plaza in Miramar where he performs maintenance, when suddenly, he was attacked.

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Police are searching for a man who attacked a 70-year-old man in Miramar, and the victim is seeking the community’s help to catch him.

According to Miramar Police, on Tuesday at about noon, 70-year-old Cesar Posada was working at a shopping plaza off South University Drive, where he performs maintenance, when suddenly he was attacked.

Posada demonstrated to Local 10 News exactly what he was doing moments before the attack.

He said he was using a squeegee to clean the glass windows when all of a sudden he felt a strike and thought a cyclist had hit him. That is, until he saw the amount of blood. “A lot of a blood, I didn’t see much else,” he said.

Police say Posada was bleeding profusely from the side of his head where he now has about 14 stitches.

A barbershop nearby helped him call police.

According to the victim, he thought he was going to die. He suffered a four-inch laceration to his head and had to be transported to a hospital.

Surveillance video shows the man who police say struck the victim. A witness told police he saw the suspect run south on University Drive after the incident.

“The suspect is a black male, slim build, 18 to 30 years old,” said Sgt. Oscar Mendoza of Miramar Police.

Posada said he is paranoid to go back to work and that the suspect did this without motive.

However, he is thankful to be alive and is asking for the public’s help to catch the suspect.

A $5,000 cash reward has been set up for information leading to an arrest. If you have information about the incident, you are asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-8477.


About the Author:

Annaliese Garcia joined Local 10 News in January 2020. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami, where she studied broadcast journalism. She began her career at Univision. Before arriving at Local 10, she was with NBC2 (WBBH-TV) covering Southwest Florida. She's glad to be back in Miami!