Marc Sarnoff's Propane-Huffing Antagonist
Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff
has a new tormentor. He is Reid Welch, a 57-year-old Coconut Grove
resident who eradicates Sarnoff campaign signs from the neighborhood
when he is not huffing noxious fumes.
high, but I am not the least bit nutty," Welch insists. "I asked
Sarnoff for help against criminal cops and his reply was: 'Sorry,
Reid, I can't help you.'"
Life unraveled for Welch November 7, 2008, the day he was popped for cocaine possession, for which he received a withhold adjudication. "I was a minor crack cocaine user at the time," Welch concedes. "The cops gave me a near-fatal beating."
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