Posted 11 days ago
MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have arrested a man who allegedly fired shots into a Miami Beach hotel lobby’s floor after he told a mother and her son to practice social distancing at a Miami Beach hotel.
Miami Beach Police arrested 47-year-old Douglas Marks at the Crystal Beach Suites Hotel, along the 6900 block of Collins Avenue, Monday night.
“The guy came and started shooting,” a witness said. “The son and the mom were, like, crying, and they were scared.”
When officers arrived at the hotel, they found a man in the lobby holding a black pistol. They said he surrendered to them and was arrested without incident.
According to a police report, the man was enraged that a mother and child were not social distancing. Detectives said the mother and son angered the man enough for him to allegedly fire gunshots into the lobby’s floor.
Police allege the shooter “continued to scream commands to social distance while holding the firearm and subsequently fired several shots.”
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