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Marriott worker is killed while trying to stop hotel van thief

Eladio Rodriguez-Cristobal tried to stop Edward Reid from taking the hotel shuttle bus by standing in front of the van and waving his hands, police said.

Reid, 40, who showed up at the Courtyard by Marriott in Coral Gables on a bicycle, had entered the driver?s side of the van while Rodriguez-Cristobal, 62, was outside helping three guests board.

That?s when Reid took off with the three tourists ? who police say were from London ? in tow, striking Rodriguez-Cristobal with the van.

?The victim?s body became lodged near the front left wheel and it was dragged through the parking lot of the hotel,? an officer wrote in Reid?s arrest report, which was released Monday.


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