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On September 1, 2008, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced that it had determined that a bank robbery involving a motorist and a passenger occurred in Miami. The passenger was, of course, the Prince Charles vehicle driven by the driver.
After arriving at the scene of the robberies and transmission of the trove of weapons and money to the robbers, the driver claimed to a passing motorist that he and the passenger had broken into his car. But when the driver attempted to close the door, the suspected robber suddenly charged and struck him in the head and struck the right hand which was held by the passengers, tumbling the vehicle into the crowd.
The suspect was apprehended and the troves of money were recovered.
According to the NTSB, the suspect was a 21-year-old Scot. One of the Royal Family was in the right seat and was slightly injured and the other three were injured less severely. Miamian deputies were able to identify the man seen bumping into the other Royal Families and immediately called the Prince of Wales because they had an officer on the scene.
During the investigation, one of the teens in the pavement attack was found to be suffering from some type of mental illness and was arrested. The other three juveniles reportedly committed suicide, while the male passenger received minor injuries.
A friend of the suspect, the late photographer and television news cameraman Ira Stewart, has subsequently told the ABC that he was “worried by the escape” and he suspects the attack is related to the Prince’s troubled past (the youngest of the juice-loving children of the Prince is now ten years old, and the 'rugged' Caribbean neighbors did not particularly welcome the youngest son to Miamis Land, as they expressed themselves to him).
The Royal family has received a cold reception from the local area business community.
Royal Fairmont hotel, which has guest rooms suited for both the royal family, was also blacklisted by some groups, including the Anti-Defamation League for its support of current government policies.