Miami Beach mail carrier mauled by dog

Last Monday, Lucretia McKinney was delivering mail on her route of mansions along Pine Tree Drive when she turned the corner to a horrifying sight: Mariana Cruz — former soft-core porn actress and wife of longtime Miami Beach Commissioner Simon Cruz — standing in front of her house with her German shepherd, Sugarcane.

The dog was unrestrained, McKinney says, despite a certified letter from the U.S. Postal Service warning the Cruzes after McKinney narrowly escaped getting mauled two years ago, shortly after the 24-year veteran of the postal service began her route on Pine Tree. "That dog was always vicious," she says.

So on Monday, when she saw Mariana and the unleashed dog in front of the couple's $1.1 million manse, McKinney panicked. "I threw all my mail in the air and grabbed for my Mace," she says. "But it was too late."

The best she could do was shield her neck and face as the dog punctured and tore her forearm a half-dozen times before Mariana pulled the shepherd away. Then the situation got uglier.

"I was afraid I was bleeding to death, but she refused to call 911," McKinney says. "She wanted to take me to the hospital herself. First of all, I have procedures. Second, why would I trust this lady?"

So the mail carrier ran across the street, pushing intercoms and asking for help. When a neighbor's housekeeper called the cops, McKinney says, Mariana argued with the maid in Spanish. Then, suddenly, Mariana "hauled off and hit" the woman, McKinney says.

Police eventually arrived, and McKinney was taken to the hospital, where she received dozens of stitches.

"I lived through a nightmare," she says. "This woman deserves to be punished."

Oddly, the police report mentions Mariana, who appeared in the erotic thriller Private Lessons and the sex comedy Busted, only as a witness. The narrative doesn't note the alleged assault on the housekeeper, though McKinney says she told officers about it.

Mariana didn't return multiple calls.

McKinney is planning a lawsuit. She'll miss weeks of work, and she worries how she'll ever deal with dogs on her route after the attack. "I'm scarred forever."

 
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truthmiami
truthmiami

Tim Elfrink you are such a liar!!!!!! NOne of this is true. I read the police report. The dog was leashed, it was one bite and the postal worker is known for being crazy and claims her coworkers pee in her drinking water. Check her postal record. It's a money grab and you have your pathetic little tiny agenda going there. sad really

Margo301
Margo301

I live in the neighborhood, have walked my dog by their house many times and am scarred to death of him. Several months ago, while I was in front of their house with my 17 pound mutt, she opened the door and thank god, had her dog on a leash, however when he saw my dog he want insane and pulled her down the sidewalk while she was shouting at him to stop. She had lost control so I turned and RAN. I was a volunteer dog walker for the Humane Society for four years and have worked with hundreds of unwanted dogs, and have a bead on what constitutes dangerous. This dog is dangerous.

Honesty
Honesty

Mariana's a porn'er. Get over it. Did she give the kids nude 'drama' lessons too?'Mariana Cruz' -- real estate brokerbit.ly/kShPqq ='Mariana Morgan' -- porn'er, NSFW nude pictures of herbit.ly/kvxCZ8bit.ly/lj4yIfbit.ly/lO3qO7bit.ly/mb3iOQbit.ly/mKRxsB

One and the same person.

Look for Mariana Morgan in Google Images. Or don't, because you'd prefer willful blindness. Honesty beats haters of the truth, any day.

mamaa4
mamaa4

Mariana taught my daughters drama class and was so nice and beautiful with the childrenI'm sick of the poison pen

Veracity
Veracity

Mariana's a p orn'er. Get over it. Did she give the kids nude 'drama' lessons too?'Mariana Cruz' -- real estate brokerbit .ly/kShPqq ='Mariana Morgan' -- p orn'er, N SFW n ude pictures of herbit .ly/kvxCZ8bit .ly/lj4yIfbit .ly/lO3qO7bit .ly/mb3iOQbit .ly/mKRxsB

One and the same person.

Look for Mariana Morgan in Google Images. Or don't, because you'd prefer willful blindness. Honesty beats haters of the truth, any day.

Veracity
Veracity

Mariana's a p orn'er. Get over it. Did she give the kids nude 'drama' lessons too?'Mariana Cruz' -- real estate brokerb it.ly/kShPqq ='Mariana Morgan' -- porn'er, NSFW nude pictures of her (bit . ly)b it.ly/kvxCZ8b it.ly/lj4yIfb it.ly/lO3qO7b it.ly/mb3iOQb it.ly/mKRxsB

One and the same person.

Look for Mariana Morgan in Google Images. Or don't, because you'd prefer willful blindness. Honesty beats haters of the truth, any day.

truthmiami
truthmiami

Elfrink you suck! You wrote a hate story about my brother too10% truth 90% Bulsh**you're miserable and so is this rag

healthyeat
healthyeat

There is a surveillance tapeit shows two women in a driveway with a dog on a leash postal worker approaches dog barks the postal waves hands in air and throws bag dog bit forearm once women took dog in the house go out three other women there one on phonefire and police show up

james68
james68

The postal worker has revised her statement: No one was hit, the dog bit one time and fire and police were there in minutes.

Oh really
Oh really

What is the source for your claims of revision that no one was hit and the dog bit one time? Unsubstantiated. Incontrovertible evidence is she got dozens of stitches; that's not from one bite, unless of course the dog was moving its head back and forth, shredding skin, muscle, and tissue, in which case saying "one bite" is completely misleading. And the police officer's direct observation in the police report is of several puncture wounds. And has the housekeeper who tried to help despite Mariana Morgan/Cruz's resistance, and got hit, been cowed into denial for fear of reprisal? As for "minutes", there are 1440 in a day; just saying "minutes" is meaningless.

mamaa4
mamaa4

I saw it toothe post lady retracted

Puhleeze
Puhleeze

You saw Elvis in the supermarket checkout line too.

"Where" did you "see" "it"?

More and more of the Cruz PR flacks are posting disinformation here.

grannybunny
grannybunny

If the dog only bit one time, why did the carrier require "dozens of stitches?"

Ladajen
Ladajen

Whoever was the dog's master failed in my eyes, to prevent such an event from happening. Lots of dogs look at people who come to the house and leave as intruders, because the dog barks at the approach, then the person leaves, leaving the dog to think he successfully defended his home. Acting frightened is sure to trigger a chase response too, so postal workers need a good refresher course on how to apporach dogs or how to act if one shows up. These people are both dimwits.

Real
Real

Mariana Cruz, fka Mariana Morgan, is currently real estate associate with ONE Sotheby's International Realty, M.B. Just taking what the mail carrier says as true, would you even want to buy a used car from MC? The same dog mauled the same carrier before. This was no accident on MC's part but culpable negligence. Someone here who wasn't a witness even had the absurd temerity to claim the mail carrier threw her mailbag at the dog. Wow, pretty twisted thinking there. Twice now the dog has been out without a leash, and twice the dog has mauled this person. Both times strict liability on the part of the dog owner. And even if the dog was on a leash, the owner failed to control the dog, which had a known propensity to attack and bite.

Just search IMDB for Mariana Morgan. And there are tons of her nude pix on the web. Just search Google images: celebta, ultimate-celebs, celebnudewiki, etc. Hey if she doesn't want people to see her nude then she shouldn't have done these B- sophomoric nudie films. That's her only claim to 'fame' aka infamy.

I'd take the word of a mail carrier already mauled by the same dog over that of a 'soft-porn' 'actress' who, fittingly, is a used-lot salesman. And so will the jury.

mamaa4
mamaa4

WrongShe's a televison and movie actress you're a hater and don't know the differenceShe also teaches

Realitybites
Realitybites

Got news for the clueless, porn appears in many forms and in many forms of multimedia. Traci Lords was also a 'movie' and 'TV' 'actress.' Marilyn Chambers was the "Ivory soap girl" and porn 'actress'. Some in the porn business also teach.

Mariana Morgan, soft-porn'er = Mariana Cruz, one and the same:Compare: webcache.googleusercontent.com... andNSFW nude pictures of MM/MC:www.ultimate-celebs.com/mygall...www.celebta.com/stars/Mariana_...www.celebta.com/thumbs/Mariana...www.celebnudewiki.com/wiki/Pri...www.celebnudewiki.com/members/...

Or don't look, because you'd prefer willful blindness. Honesty beats haters of the truth, any day.

Jon Jenner
Jon Jenner

I know her, she rescues animals, she very nice, accidents happenAnd she was an actress in Garry Marshall films, commercials and televisionIt could happen to anyone.Manse in miami beach is more like 10 million,whats a house cost in Miami beach

truthmiami
truthmiami

The dog was on a leash in the driveway, the mail carrier threw a bag at the dog.

HaroldSux
HaroldSux

Soft-core porn actress? And the New Times doesn't even show us a pic?

Note to the porn star: You of all people should know that attacking mail carriers is NOT proper doggie style! Were you taking Rover for a walk down to the Exxxotica convention?

I wouldn't be surprised if the fix is already in at the MBPD. Commissioners, and their wives, are above the law.

mamaa4
mamaa4

They said the same thing about Katie Holmes before she married Tom CruiseThat's Hollywood

HaroldSux
HaroldSux

Mamaa4, I require photographic evidence of Ms. Holmes' nekkidness before I can render a verdict... No evidence of Mr. Cruise's nekkidness is required or desired.

aprile L
aprile L

done done...this has nothing to do with a breed of dog and everything to do with a crappy owner. I think the dog owners should be forced to put their dog down and never be allowed to own another one. they obviously have no kindness in their hearts for a loving animal or for other people if she wouldn't even call 911 for this woman.

Brian
Brian

I think the police should be investigated for not including the the assault on the maid in the police report. Seems like there are some special favors with the Commish and the cops.

truthmiami
truthmiami

there was no assault there were other witness who said she was just trying to help, but that doesn't pay big does it

truthmiami
truthmiami

There was no assault People were there and saw everythingIt's called payday

Face it
Face it

I hear doing porn pays well and is well-suited to mercenary sleaze. Same goes for the real estate biz.

A lady gets mauled again and the only thing some people can say is 'payday.' Not everyone thinks just about money, like the obvious culprit here. It's about responsibility, which those with the delusion of power think they are immune from. For that very reason a victim like this one should sue, because money is the only thing a defendant like this one understands.

done done
done done

Ban all SHEPARDS NOW...........They are The BITERS and Attack un provoked too.....

Eighball
Eighball

It's the dog owner's fault. Whatever breed the dog happens to be is completely irrelevent. Anything that has a mouth bites. Too bad the owner didn't have a harness, leash and a muzzle on her dog. This would never have happened. Why punish responsible dog owners because some are irresponsible? There's no logic or justice in that.

 
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