Man arrested after allegedly brandishing gun, refusing to pay valet at Miami Beach hotel

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - It was another night of danger in Miami Beach that led officers to arrest an man who allegedly threatened a valet driver with a gun.

A valet attendant at the Royal Palm South Beach Miami said a driver refused to pay for the service overnight on Tuesday.

The employee of the hotel, at 1545 Collins Ave., said when he asked a man to pay the $60 for parking, the man argued he wasn’t going to pay the amount and brandished a gun.

According to police, the victim handed the keys over to the man before the suspect and three other men got into the vehicle and fled the scene.

“The guy came in. He wanted the car. I tell him, ‘Hey, man, you gotta pay,’ but he don’t want to pay,” said victim Richalson Mercure. “Then I said, ‘Yo, I can’t release the car,’ and what happened? He pulled up. One of the guys moved forward. Then, one put up the gun. I said, ‘I’m not scared of you, man,’ so I go inside, talk to the manager and my manager called the cops then.”

Police were called to the scene at around 2 a.m., and a Be On the Look Out was issued for the black Pontiac the suspect and other men were in.

Officers stopped the black Pontiac along 41st Street and Alton Road and arrested 23-year-old Randall Dijonlee of Georgia. A handgun, a rifle and ammunition were all confiscated from inside of the Pontiac.

Police have seized over 100 guns since the beginning of February, and they seized 24 in the last week alone.

Two other men were inside of the vehicle when it was stopped. They were detained and questioned before they were released.

Cameras captured Miami Beach Police officers removing a weapon from the vehicle.

Dijonlee has been charged with aggravated assault with a weapon. He has been released from the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center after he posted bond.

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