Sayoc told investigators after being arrested in Plantation, Florida that pipes did not would have hurt someone and that he…
Sayoc told investigators after being arrested in Plantation, Florida that pipes did not would have hurt someone and that he would not hurt anyone, according to a law enforcement official.
But federal authorities say the bombs Sayoc allegedly sent were real and a danger to their recipients.
Sayoc was held Friday night at a federal detention center in Miami. It appears that he had lived in the White Dodge van where he was found and arrested on Friday morning, police said.
Investigators believe Sayoc made the pipe bombers in the van, said two law enforcement sources. Inside the vehicle were soldering equipment, stamps, envelopes, paper, a printer and a powder, the sources said.
Hours before his arrest played Sayoc music games at a Florida strip club where he had been working for two months.
The Bodybuilder had previously worked as a male dancer for several years and recently as a pizza driver.
On his LinkedIn account, Sayoc described himself as a choreographer and booking agent for male strippers and burlesque showers.
Sayoc’s past is marked by law enforcement meetings.
Court recommendations indicate that he had been arrested at least nine times, mostly in Florida, for allegations of theft, batteries, fraud, drug possession and infringement of trial.
In 2002, he was arrested after the Miami police said he threatened to bomb a power company saying “it would be worse than September 11th.”
“The respondent contacted a rope from Florida Power and Light Co. … by phone and threatened to blow FPL,” a Miami
The one called “threatened to blow up the building if FP & L closed its light” , says the report.
He accused guilty of the offensive, records were shown and sentenced to a trial period.
In 2014, he was arrested and accused of stealing copper pipes at a home depot.
Sayoc published their political views on social media and diligently on their two Facebook accounts and three Twitter streams, which often send provocative images and memes that attack liberals.
In 2016, Sayoc noted that he would vote as a Republican in Florida and a Facebook video showed him in a “Make America Great Again” hat at a Trump rally.
He took on Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, The Democratic candidate in the Florida Governor’s Race, more than 80 times in October alone.
In other posts, Sayoc conspired theories, memes and articles that hit Clinton, Trumps opponent in 2016.
On September 20, Sayoc responded as a response to a Trump tweet, shot a video of himself at what seems to be a Trump rally.
The text of the tweet threatened former vice president Joe Biden and Holder, both of whom focused on improvised explosive devices discovered last week.
“Go Trump Trump Trump Hey Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. And Eric Himpton Holder Sr. Stick your BS all the shit you’re talking about where the sun is not lit.We will meet your threats right to your face soon. No alternative see you soon . Near us we are not “, read the tweet.
Sayoc also wrote virulently anti-Muslim memes and published the address of the billionaire investor and the democratic donor George Soros and pictures of some others who later received bombs. 19659002] As late as Wednesday, Sayoc released a two. It was critical for Soros, Obama and others. A package to Soros had been restored two days earlier.