Charles Rabin
Miami Herald
March 4, 2014

Four days after a man died while in the custody of Hialeah police, the department has yet to disclose any information other than the man’s name.

The dead man’s mother, however, identified him as Treon “Tree” Johnson, 27, a featured fighter in local filmmaker Billy Corben’s upcoming movie about bare-knuckle backyard brawls in Perrine.

Angela Curry said a Hialeah police detective said her son died Thursday afternoon after they found him on a rooftop throwing coconuts at a dog that had bitten him.

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