NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Video has been released of a vicious attack on a woman while she was sitting at a South Florida bus stop.
She was targeted and terrorized, and even tried to fight off her attacker. Fortunately, he didn’t get away.
The surveillance footage is shocking and cringe-worthy, of a shoelace-attempted strangulation of a woman at the Miami International Airport central bus stop, on 3814 Northwest 25th Street, only several blocks from the airport.
7News showed the footage to Cindy Simpson, a former airline employee, who said travels here often, and said she always found the station and area safe.
“I never saw anything like that. That’s really sad,” she said. “Can’t imagine why someone would take their tennis shoelaces out and choke somebody. That’s awful.”
Miami-Dade Police said that the video showed 27-year-old Aaron Quinones taking the laces out of his shoes, before sneak attacking the woman Sunday morning.
He choked her from behind with the shoestrings before punching her more than a dozen times.
Eventually, she was saved when a good Samaritan interfered.
She was later treated on scene by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
Police said that Quinones fled the scene after the attack.
Eventually, he was taken into custody by Miami-Dade Police and booked into jail on an attempted murder charge.
In Miami-Dade bond court, he was placed on a $250,000 bond, and an order to stay away from the 26-year-old victim.
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