MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Surveillance video captured a man in Miami Beach attacking another man with a hammer after, police said, they got into a disagreement.
The attack happened in the area of Collins Avenue and 75th Street in North Beach at around noon on Sunday.
In the video, a man wearing an orange shirt could be seen launching his bicycle at the victim before repeatedly swinging the work tool, clubbing the victim against the wall.
Moments later, another man could be seen getting in between the two men, convincing the assailant to leave the area.
Miami Beach Police arrested 34-year-old Jaime Vega on Tuesday, and they said the city’s security cameras helped investigators track him down.
According to the arrest report, “The victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries that were consistent with being [struck] with a hammer.”
The victim’s gold chain was stolen during the fight, police said.
Vega faces charges that include armed robbery and aggravated battery with a weapon.
Police said Vega admitted to the beating after the fact, but he said he did not pull off any kind of robbery whatsoever.
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