S. FL man ticketed for running backwards By Rachel Leigh | April 9, 2013 at 3:28 PM EST - Updated July 25 at 8:16 PM MIAMI BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A South Florida man says his usual "backward" run ended with a ticket. Miami news sources say Alex Mesa was ticketed on April 6 after someone called 911 about the way he was exercising near James Avenue and 17th street in Miami Beach. The Miami Police Department said Mesa was jogging in between cars, according to NBC Miami. Mesa says a ticket won't stop him from running the same way again. Copyright 2013 WFLX. All Rights Reserved.