Florida Keys

Homeless man found in the middle of the road in puddle of blood, cops say

Miami Herald

A homeless man was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami Friday night after he was found seriously injured in the Florida Keys, police say.

According to Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies, Andrew Wayne Louthan, 54, was found lying in the middle of the road on U.S. 1 on Stock Island.

“The man was found in a small pool of blood, partially in the roadway with a bicycle entangled at his feet,” said police spokesman Adam Linhardt. “He was bleeding from the head and neck. He had multiple, deep cuts to his head and neck as well as his right arm.”

Louthan, who at first wasn’t identified by police pending notice of his family, was in stable condition, cops said Saturday. But in the police report, a deputy states he doesn’t seem to have any family in the area.

According to investigators, he told police he was “beaten and robbed of $300 by a man known to him, though he could not remember the attacker’s name,” adding that he was cut by a razor.

“Detectives believe alcohol may have been a factor in the incident as the man appeared to be intoxicated,” Linhardt said.

The incident remains under investigation.