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Wheelchair-Bound Panhandler Struck, Killed

September 9, 2019


YOU CAN SEE IT HERE ON CBS4 AND ONLINE AT CBSMIAMI.COM AND OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES. NOW AT NOON, A WHEELCHAIR BOUND MAN IS KILLED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY NOT ONE BUT TWO VEHICLES IN FORT LAUDERDALE AND NOW WE’RE GETTING A LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED MOMENTS AFTER THE VICTIM WAS HIT. CBS 4 HAS BEEN WORKING THE SCENE. SHE’S LIVE WHERE SHE JUST BROKE WITH THE WITNESS. Reporter: LAUREN AND MARY, A PART OF THE GRUESOME DEATH WAS CAPTURED ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO. THIS WAS A WELL KNOWN PANHANDLER WHO PEOPLE SAY WAS TALKATIVE AND WELL KNOWN FOR USING HIS ONE LEG TO GET ACROSS THE STREET HERE. THEY SAID HE WAS DOING JUST THAT WHEN SOMEONE HIT HIM AND NEVER LOOKED BACK. IT’S A SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM A NEARBY LIQUOR STORE. TOO GRAPHIC TO SHOW, THIS, WHERE THE WHEELCHAIR CAME TUMBLING DOWN THE STREET CAME TO A REST AFTER MIDNIGHT. I DON’T KNOW HOW FAST IT WAS GOING. HERE’S HOW THE WHOLE THING HAPPENED. A DRIVER TOOK OFF HITTING ANOTHER VEHICLE AND NEVER STOPPED. THOSE WHO KNEW HIM SAY IT WAS AMONG THE FEW POSSESSIONS HE HAD IN THE WORLD. ALONG WITH AN UMBRELLA NOW SITTING ON THE SIDE OF SUNRISE BOULEVARD. POPEYE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ON THE SCENE. THEY SAID HE COULD BE SEEN SO OFTEN IN THE SAME AREA HE LOST HIS LIFE. WE ACTUALLY JUST CONFIRMED HE WAS 64, NOT 58. SOME FRIENDS THOUGHT HE WAS. BUT A LOT OF VERY GOOD LOSS TO

1 Comment

  • Reply Hairy Hippychick November 3, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Hate groups are encouraging people to run over and hurt panhandlers.
    Expose the hate groups and save lives

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