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The Florida Files

33 EpisodesProduced by WPLG Local 10Website

Local 10's "Florida Files" brings listeners tales of mystery, whodunits, and what-in-the-world exploits, exploring intriguing real-life stories through the people who lived through them. It’s a step-by-step in the who, what, where and why of South Florida’s most captivating stories – The Florida Fil… read more


Police Shootout Gone Wrong: UPS Driver Held Hostage, Ep 3

Three years ago, UPS driver Frank Ordonez was taken hostage while delivering packages on a Miami street. His truck, stolen by two armed robbers who had held up a jewelry store, took him and police on a 25-mile chase. When it was all over, Ordonez was dead and so was another innocent victim sitting in his car and caught in the crossfire. 20 officers from four police departments all shot at the truck after it got caught in rush hour traffic on a busy Thursday afternoon. Should police have shot at the truck? And who were the kidnappers? Plus an ironic twist of fate leaves another man dead. The Florida Files' Michelle Solomon takes listeners through the dreadful day, unearthing ties to the criminals, and how the families are still awaiting answers three years after the fact.

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