Gabriel Astengo ended up behind bars after he took out his legally concealed pistol and socked janitor Juan Alvarez once over the head inside the lobby of a Miami office building. But after viewing this surveillance footage, a judge threw out the criminal case against Astengo, ruling the man indeed acted in self-defense in pulling his gun against the janitor, who was holding only a wooden pallet. Courtesy of Susy Ribero-Ayala
Gabriel Astengo ended up behind bars after he took out his legally concealed pistol and socked janitor Juan Alvarez once over the head inside the lobby of a Miami office building. But after viewing this surveillance footage, a judge threw out the criminal case against Astengo, ruling the man indeed acted in self-defense in pulling his gun against the janitor, who was holding only a wooden pallet. Courtesy of Susy Ribero-Ayala

South Florida

October 19, 2015 5:33 PM

Video footage leads Miami-Dade judge to dismiss charges in self-defense case

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