Three weeks later, the victim of a South Beach club beating remains in a coma.
But the Miami Beach Police Department has finally arrested and charged the alleged perpetrator: Cameo bouncer Cody Quaife, AKA Q, a 34 year old who stands six foot, four inches and weighs 265 pounds.
On Friday evening, the doorman turned himself in to MBPD. He faces one count of felony battery.
The next day, he was released on bond.
At about 5 a.m. on January 1, after spending the night partying at Cameo for New Year's Eve, the victim, Mohamed Youness Adlan, a 22-year-old Moroccan student from Rhode Island, was discovered unconscious and severely injured on the sidewalk outside the club by his roommate Amane Maghous, 23.
According to the MBPD arrest report and four "witnesses who were interviewed during the course of the investigation":
The defendant [Quaife] and the victim were facing each other on the north side of the 200 block of Espanola Way, which is adjacent to the nightclub. The defendant, unprovoked, then struck the victim in the face one time, causing the victim to fall back and strike his head on the sidewalk. The defendant then walked away from the victim without rendering aid.
It was that fall, doctors and police say, that caused the cranial injuries -- including the arrest report reads "multiple skull fractures" -- that have left Adlan in a coma for the past 19 days.
On the night of the incident, an ambulance was eventually called, despite Quaife's unwillingness to help. And Adlan was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center, where he underwent surgery.
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Sadly, though, he still hasn't woken up. And his prognosis is uncertain.
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