MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - Miramar Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the person behind the stabbing of an elderly man.
According to police, 70-year-old Cesar Serrano was washing windows at a shopping center located on the 3300 block of University Drive, Tuesday afternoon, when the subject stabbed him for no apparent reason.
The victim was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to police, and has since been released.
Witnesses saw the man strike Serrano on the head.
“I had the soap on the glass,” Serrano said. “I was bending down to squeegee it off, and as I go like this, Bam! and I see the man running away. With all the blood coming down, I started to worry about myself. I thought this was it. I felt like someone killed me.”
Serrano received 14 stitches to the side of his head.
“He attacked me with a knife without any motive,” he said. “It was a complete surprise. I was an innocent man and he had no motive.”
Serrano said at the time of impact, he thought someone ran into him with a bicycle.
Police describe the man they’re looking for as a thin male who stands approximately 6 feet tall.
“The suspect is a Black male, slim build, 18 to 30 years old,” said Miramar Police Sgt. Oscar Mendoza. “The victim suffered a four-inch laceration to the side of his head.”
At the time of the attack, the suspect was wearing a dark red or maroon T-shirt and blue shorts and was carrying a sling-style backpack.
He could be seen on surveillance video walking away from the scene of the crime.
“The suspect afterward fled southbound on foot on University Drive, and at this time we’re asking the public if you guys know anything to please come forward and provide any information,” said Mendoza. “Please contact Crime Stoppers.”
If you have any information on this stabbing, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.
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