A Key West man was attacked at Higgs Beach with a brick to the head and the tip of his was nose nearly bitten off by homeless men he told to stop harassing passersby, police say.
The May 28 incident, near a picnic table next to the children’s playground at Higgs Beach, led to the arrest of Lorenzo Sanchez Rojas, 56, who is accused of striking the man in the head with a brick, which was bagged into evidence. He’s charged with felony battery.
A second unidentified man wrestled the victim to the ground for telling the group to stop harassing people at the beach, particularly women, and bit the tip of his nose to the point it was hanging open when police arrived, the arrest report stated.
Officer Tiffany Mitchell said that when she began reading Sanchez Rojas his Miranda Rights, “he screamed and yelled over me that he did not want to hear what I had to say.”
The nose-biter remained at large Friday.
Gwen Filosa: @KeyWestGwen