FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – An $18 dollar parking fee allegedly led to a valet being knocked unconscious by an irate customer in front of a Ft. Lauderdale hotel.
It happened fast. Surveillance video from the Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort in Fort Lauderdale shows the valet having a conversation with a man when the man suddenly punches the valet in the face, dropping him to the ground. The man then straddled the valet and puts his hands on him as people from the hotel come rushing out.
Rodolfo Rodriguez is the valet on the video.
“He upset, upset with the price of the parking lot,” Rodriguez said. “He said, ‘I gonna fight you.’”
That’s the last thing Rodriguez remembers before being hit.
“Knocked out,” he said. “I was five minutes on the ground and I don’t remember after that.”