Miami Beach Ordered to Pay Man $100,000 After Falsely Arresting Him for Looking Poor

Miami Beach is a shallow place. The right car can get you laid. The wrong shoes can get you kicked out of a club. Hell, even the dive bars have dress codes. But can looking poor get you arrested?

It did for Dale Picardat. Now the city owes him $100,000.

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Michael E. Miller was a staff writer at Miami New Times for five years. His work for New Times won many national awards, including back-to-back-to-back Sigma Delta Chi medallions. He now covers local enterprise for the Washington Post.