Man biking multiple states to propose to girlfriend fatally stabbed by homeless man

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VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Police say a Connecticut man who was biking from Maryland to Miami to propose to his girlfriend was fatally stabbed by a homeless man outside a McDonald’s restaurant.

The Vero Beach News Journal reports that 28-year-old Kevin Adorno stopped at the restaurant Monday night and was talking to his girlfriend on a cellphone when he was attacked.

Witnesses say Adorno stumbled into the restaurant. One person started administering aid while another called 911. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Officers arrested 59-year-old Rene Herrera Cruz at a Burger King across the street. He is charged with first-degree murder. Cruz told officers he thought Adorno was directing people by cellphone to attack him.

Police Chief David Currey says the trip was a “bucket list” item for Adorno.

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Information from: Press-Journal (Vero Beach, Fla.), http://www.tcpalm.com/vero

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