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Miami cartoonist beaten and arrested

You might recall news stories back in 2006 of Jose Varela, a freelanced editorial cartoonist of 13 years for El Nuevo Herald, who stormed the Miami Herald offices with a toy gun start a three hour stand-off with police. He was booked into Miami-Dade jail last week for battery and resisting arrest. According to Jose started a fight his ex-wife’s boyfriend – who happens to be a trained fighter. You can see the booking photo on MBCMiami’s website. Jose definitely picked the wrong fight.

Community Comments

#1 Ted Rall
@ 2:54 pm

Finally: a cartoonist with guts!

#2 Dave Stephens
@ 3:31 pm

If by ‘guts’ you mean moronic, sure!

#3 Dan Bielinski
@ 4:17 pm

“Varela told police his injuries happened from a fall.” Classic.

#4 Shane Davis
@ 7:18 pm

The pen is mighter that…not much apparently. That’s a hell of a shiner.

#5 Mike Peterson
@ 7:23 pm

Brought the toy fists this time, apparently.

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