Tourist knocked out, robbed in Brickell; subjects at large

MIAMI (WSVN) - A tourist out on the town in Miami became the victim of a brutal blow.

The attack happened along Southwest 11th Street near South Miami Avenue in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood at around 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 2.

The attack happened in seconds. Surveillance video showed two men approaching the victim, and before he knew it, he was sucker punched.

The punch knocked the man out, causing him to fall onto the sidewalk and hit his head against a wall.

The attackers fled, but later in the video, the men came back and began rummaging through the victim’s pockets while he remained lying on the pavement.

7News spoke to the victim over the phone, who said the attackers stole his cash and cellphone.

“I, of course, was terrified. I was worried for my own safety,” said the victim. “Out of self-defense, I did throw the hot liquid as my only form of self-defense. This situation, I think, should be a great reminder to folks to always be aware of your surroundings, no matter what.”

The victim was taken to Mercy Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.

If you have any information on this attack, 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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