MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Police have arrested a man they say was scamming people on social media.
Pablo Rodriguez, 65, is accused of stealing a car after offering to meet with a seller on Facebook Marketplace.
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Authorities said he contacted the victim about buying a 2009 Mercedes-Benz and then they met for a test drive.
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During the test drive, police said Rodriguez drove to a hotel and told the victim he wanted to surprise his daughter, who was working the front desk.
When the victim got out, that’s when Rodriguez drove off, police said.
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Rodriguez has several aliases and was previously arrested by Coral Gables police for the exact same scheme back in March of last year, according to authorities.