Surveillance video shows owner of Ocean Drive Exotic Cars being attacked
Imagine getting sucker-punched while you’re sitting at a desk renting out valuable machinery.
Ocean Drive Exotic Cars owner Eric Blumberg doesn’t have to imagine it.
Last week, surveillance video showed, a much larger man walked into Blumberg’s Fort Lauderdale luxury/exotic car-rental business and asked, “Why did you ---- my girlfriend?” before punching Blumberg to the ground with a couple of blows.
But Blumberg thinks the May 7 afternoon attack was business, not personal.
“I believe a [competitor] down the street has a grudge against me,” Blumberg said. “The girlfriend thing was a cover. The whole thing didn’t feel like a crime of passion.”
Surveillance cameras caught a silver Ford SUV dropping off the attacker in an alley adjacent to the business at 905 Broward Blvd. that rents cars from ultra-high end brands such as McLaren, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce and Lamborghini.
Blumberg described the man to Fort Lauderdale police as a white male in his late 20s or early 30s, six-foot-four or six-five, 290 to 300 pounds. Blumberg said he’s five-six and about 150 pounds. He said he suffered bruising to his left shoulder blade and ribs, as well as neck tightness.
“I’ve been out shopping for a gun since last night,” Blumberg told the Miami Herald. “I’ve been looking at Tasers.
“For the first time in my life last night, I turned on the house alarm.”