Man fights back during attempted robbery in Miami

MIAMI (WSVN) - A South Florida man almost made it home from work peacefully. Then two men tried robbing him.

George Pino said he was heading home when the two subjects approached him near Northwest 21st Avenue and 18th Terrace in Miami, early Saturday morning.

“I made it to the corner, then I made it to the gate,” he said. “I feel somebody shoving me from the back, so they threw me to the ground. I struggled. It was a struggle to see if they could get my wallet.”

But the muggers weren’t able to get to his wallet, because Pino fought back.

“They got away with nothing,” he said. “I bit him good enough. He let me go.”

The attempted robbers hadn’t taken Pino’s toughness into consideration.

“My reaction was, ‘Well, we’re gonna die together then because I’m not gonna go alone,'” he said.

Pino said the scared-off crooks retreated to their getaway vehicle and fled but not before he gave them a parting kick to the car’s door.

While the subjects may have gotten away, they didn’t manage to take anything from Pino.

“Just a bite and a bent door,” said Pino.

Pino said he didn’t see if either of the robbers had a weapon and that he just knew he had to fight back.

Meanwhile, Miami-Dade Police said the getaway vehicle was stolen.

If you have any information on this attempted robbery, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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