| Crime |

Thieves Leave Marcelo Llorente's Mercedes on Cinder Blocks in Front of Coral Gables Home

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

You see more cars stripped of their tires and left on cinder blocks by thieves in bad movies and car insurance commercials than you do in real life. So it's not exactly the type of thing you'd expect to go down in Coral Gables, let alone right in front of the victim's home.

Well, that's exactly what happened to former state representative and failed county mayoral candidate Marcelo Llorente.

According to Naked Politics, Llorente woke up Monday to fine his leased black Mercedes sitting on cinder blocks with all four tires missing.

"I've never seen anything like it," Llorente told the blog. "It's just crazy."

Llorente said the car was parked just five yards from his front door. The family dog, Lulu, a Maltese, had two barking fits the night before, but Llorente didn't think to check if anything was amiss.

"Now I know to trust my dog!" he says.

Police told him that the same thing had happened to a neighbor a few blocks away.

Llorente, who is working as a lobbyist for the Miami Dolphins, recently moved to the Gables from Kendall.

Coral Gables residents: We suggest parking your car in your garage or at least listening to your Maltese.

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.