By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A homeless man has been arrested following a terrifying incident with a couple on South Beach.

Eduardo Mendez, 36, is facing several charges, including aggravated assault with a weapon.

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It happened along the beach walk near Collins Avenue and 16 Street last week.

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The victim told police that Mendez approached them. When they started to walk away, Mendez pulled out a gun and pointed it at him.

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Police said the victim’s friend was able to disarm Mendez, who took off running but was eventually arrested.

CBSMiami.com Team