Two Men Accused of Beating Miami-Dade Schools Employee Outside of District Building

The men ambushed the woman as she got out of her car, police said.

By Steve Litz
|  Sunday, Apr 28, 2013  |  Updated 9:49 AM EDT
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Two men are accused of beating a Miami-Dade Schools employee just steps away from the district's main administration building. NBC 6's Steve Litz reports.

Two men are accused of beating a Miami-Dade Schools employee just steps away from the district's main administration building. NBC 6's Steve Litz reports.

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Two men are accused of beating a Miami-Dade Schools employee just steps away from the district's main administration building Friday morning.

Shaun Lopez and Tony Estevez ambushed the woman just as she got out of her car, which was parked in the lot right across the street from the building, said police.

Investigators said Lopez delivered blows to the woman's face and body.

When she produced a canister of pepper spray, police said Lopez stepped up his attack, beating the woman even more severely.

Investigators said a background check shows both men just got out of prison within the last month.

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"The one that attacked the victim this morning was just released from prison two weeks ago for the same crime he just committed which was carjacking," said Miami-Dade Schools Police Sergeant Ivan Silva.

He said Estevez was released from prison three weeks ago for trafficking cocaine.

Medics rushed the woman to the hospital after the attack. She was released Friday afternoon and officials said she is expected to recover.

Lopez is in jail charged with carjacking, battery and grand theft. Estevez, also behind bars, faces charges of grand theft and possession of marijuana.
 

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