He never raises his voice in the interview or becomes upset. But it is also something he does not enjoy talking about. After less than fifteen minutes with the detectives, Poppo tried to wrap things up.

“Well anyway I’m getting kind of exhausted,” he said.

“Okay, I understand,” Williams said sympathetically. “Is there anything else you want to say?”

“Nah,” Poppo replied. “I thank the Miami Police Department for saving my life. That’s about the best I could sum it up as. If they didn’t get there in a nick of time, I would’ve definitely be in worse shape. Possibly I’ll be DOA.”