With election season approaching in Hialeah, a familiar character in the city's cast of political players has already started stirring the pot.
Glenn Rice, a former Hialeah cop who often appears with the mayor in public, harassed mayoral candidate Juan Santana at his home Thursday morning. Santana is challenging current Mayor Carlos Hernandez's re-election bid.
In a video Santana took as he confronted Rice, who was standing on the sidewalk taking his own cellphone video, Rice is shown calling Santana fat, cursing and mocking his candidacy.
"This is disgusting," Rice said, looking at Santana's house. "How can you represent the people of Hialeah?
Rice, who worked on Hernandez's last campaign, said Santana's home has several code violations. When Santana pressed Rice about whether he was a city employee, Rice would not answer. Once Santana said he was going to call the police, Rice backed off and said he was planning on leaving anyway.
Neither man could be immediately reached for comment.
Watch the video below.