MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A man accused of stealing a car at a downtown Miami hotel then hitting four employees will remain behind bars.
Alberto Ruiz, 50, who is facing a slew of felony charges including attempted murder is being held on no bond.READ MORE: Man Held Without Bond In Killing Of Baby, Babysitter In Coral Springs
After a 10-hour search, police found and arrested Ruiz at the Ramona Motel on West Flagler Street in Miami on Wednesday evening.
Police said they were forced to shock Ruiz while they were trying to arrest him. He was later taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Authorities believe Ruiz is responsible for a downtown Miami carjacking which left four people in the hospital.
Wednesday’s carjacking happened around 10:30 a.m. at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami on the corner of SE 4th Street and Biscayne Boulevard Way.
Shaun Elizabeth Sinclair-Stept pulled up in a silver Lexus 350 to the valet stand to have them park it which is when Ruiz allegedly jumped into the car and tried to get away, injuring hotel employees in the process.READ MORE: Report: South Florida Counties Have High COVID Levels, Despite CDC Numbers
Police later found the Lexus abandoned at 643 SW 11th Street.
Thanks to surveillance footage of the incident, police were able to track down Ruiz.
This is not Ruiz’s first encounter with law enforcement.
He has been arrested numerous times for carjacking, drugs, burglary, second-degree murder and fleeing cops.
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