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(Scroll down for video) A man was killed after trying to block a tow truck from towing his car, according to police reports in Florida.
Today, the cries of "Justice for Dr. Konwufine," were heard as a group of people marched to the Lauderhill Police Department, demanding justice for the man who was fatally struck by his own vehicle in a towing incident.
39-year-old Elias Konwufine, the dean of the business school at Keiser University, jumped on the running board of a tow truck Wednesday night, and fell under the wheels of his car as the truck moved away from his Lauderhill neighborhood, police said.
Konwufine was taken to a hospital, where he died, police said.
Vidian Mallard, an attorney for the group, said that the only crime Konwufine committed was parking his car in his driveway on the sidewalk. "That should never result in death, ever," Mallard said.
Participants carried signs, including one that read "We want justice for Dr. Elias."
Police Captain Rick Rocco said that it looks like the driver would not be charged, based on the preliminary information police have gathered in the case. "But again, we're not done with the investigation, so I do not want to rule it out completely," he said.
Saturday, friends of Konwufine claimed that the tow truck driver had a history of being aggressive in their neighborhood.
"The tow truck driver’s reckless habits is something that should not be tolerated," a friend, Andre Menyunga, said.