Serial rapist Alberto Morales stabbed Miami-Dade Police Department Det. Jaime Pardinas four times in a Grapevine parking lot before escaping, Pardinas told reporters in Miami today. It was also revealed that Morales was not handcuffed at the time of the attack, and that the two engaged in a hand-to-hand fight in the car before escaping. Morales led police on a four-day manhunt, and was shot and killed Feb. 15.
“This is what we do,” he said. “This is what I’ve dedicated my life to do. To protect the citizens of Dade County, and deliver the best job that I could possibly deliver. For me it was, ‘I’m not going out. I’m not going down.’”