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Man knocked out after fight at Florida Keys marina

Strange crime incidents in the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys are a popular vacation spot, but they aren't all good times and great weather. Crime incidents, some stranger than others, happen in the Keys. Here are some.
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The Florida Keys are a popular vacation spot, but they aren't all good times and great weather. Crime incidents, some stranger than others, happen in the Keys. Here are some.

A Fort Lauderdale man required more than 20 stitches in his head after being punched by another man at a Key Largo marina bar Tuesday night, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

Reynel Alvarez, 34, was released from county jail Wednesday afternoon after posting a $50,000 bond on one count of aggravated battery. He could not be reached for comment.

A witness told deputies she saw Alvarez punch Gregory Jude Miller, 53, in the face at the Key Largo Beach Boat Rental marina tiki bar at mile marker 104 around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The witness was walking her dog when the fight happened. She told deputies that right before the punch was thrown, one woman at the bar told Alvarez that Miller touched her buttocks, according to Deputy Ignacio Molina’s report.

After Alvarez punched Miller, two women pushed him outside the marina bar area, but he hopped a fence to continue the fight, according to the report, prompting the witness to call 911.

Molina treated Miller at the scene until medics arrived. They took him to Mariners Hospital in Tavernier, where he received 24 stitches before being released, according to the report.

David Goodhue covers the Florida Keys and South Florida for FLKeysNews.com and the Miami Herald. Before joining the Herald, he covered Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware.
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