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Man charged with attacking woman in Miami Beach weeks after attempted robbery arrest – NBC 6 South Florida

A repeat violent offender who was arrested just weeks ago for attempting to rob an elderly woman is back behind bars after allegedly attacking and abusing another woman in Miami Beach.

Perry Smith, 53, was arrested Tuesday on charges of assault and disorderly conduct, according to Miami-Dade jail court records.

Police say Smith intentionally hit a woman and threw her to the ground near 41st Street and Pine Tree Drive on Monday.

Perry Smith

Police said when the alleged victim got up, Smith yelled profanities and then tried to attack her again before she ran to safety.

The woman suffered bruises on her face and scratches on her wrists, an arrest report said.

Arrest reports showed Smith was already out on bail on another battery charge stemming from an alleged incident in March.

The alleged victim in that incident, 83-year-old Jo Manning, said she was walking near the 1500 block of Collins Avenue when Smith kicked her in the face and said, “Give me all your money or I'll hurt you.” “

“I just looked at him and thought, ‘No, I work too hard for my money, you’re not going to get it. And you're not going to hurt me either,'” Manning told NBC6. “When he came forward, I just ran.”

Manning said she was shocked to learn that Smith had been arrested again for allegedly assaulting another woman.

Smith, who was listed as homeless in police reports, was being held at a Miami-Dade jail Wednesday, records show. Attorney information was not available.

Records showed Smith was arrested at least as far back as 1990. Florida Department of Law Enforcement records show he was registered as a sex offender following a 1999 case in which he was convicted of a lewd and lascivious crime involving a child.

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