Shocking new surveillance video shows the moment a man violently attacked a woman at a Miami-Dade bus stop, strangling her with a shoelace and punching her multiple times before she was able to fight him off with the help of a good Samaritan.
The incident happened around 11 a.m. Sunday as the 26-year-old woman was waiting for a bus at the stop at 3814 Northwest 25th Street, not far from Miami International Airport, Miami-Dade Police officials said.
Officials said the suspect, 27-year-old Aaron K. Quinones, approached the woman from behind and started to strangle her with a shoelace.
The video shows the woman begin to defend herself as Quinones started to beat her repeatedly.
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When a good Samaritan stepped in to stop the attack, Quinones fled the scene, police said. He was found a short time later by officers who were patrolling the area and taken into custody and charged with attempted murder.
"Had it not been for a good Samaritan that stepped in that basically stopped this individual from attacking this victim, the outcome would have been way worse," Miami-Dade Police's Angel Rodriguez said.