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A man police say stabbed a parking attendant over a fee at a South Miami mall appeared in court Wednesday and had his bond hearing reset. Major Rene Landa of South Miami police described the incident.
A man police say stabbed a parking attendant over a fee at a South Miami mall appeared in court Wednesday and had his bond hearing reset.
Juan Felipe Rodriguez, 19, who faces two counts of aggravated battery, told the judge he was not working, had no money in the bank and did not own any property.
A public defender said he was concerned that Rodriguez was never identified by the victim in a lineup.
“I don’t see any allegation whatsoever that Mr. Rodriguez was ever specifically identified as the person involved in this incident,” he said.
Judge Victoria Brennan reset Rodriguez's hearing due to lack of identification in the report.
“From this affidavit, it seems to be missing,” she said.
Rodriguez is accused of stabbing attendant Jimmy Richard Womble twice Tuesday with a “sharp instrument” in the chest and right forearm at The Shops at Sunset Place, according to South Miami police.
“Not only did he not pay, he gets in a dispute, stabs somebody, then by way breaks the arm,” Major Rene Landa of South Miami police said.
Rodriguez surrendered to authorities after police traced the vehicle’s license plate to his father.
Womble has since been released from the hospital.