Police release video of encounter with pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc in Florida

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Friday, November 2, 2018
Police release video of encounter with pipe bomb suspect
Video was released of a police encounter with suspect Cesar Sayoc.

PLANTATION, Florida -- Police in Boca Raton, Florida have released video of an encounter they had with pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc.

It happened in September when he was sleeping in his van covered with political stickers in the parking lot of a gym.

Sayoc was cooperative, telling police he was resting in his van after his shift and was about to work out.

Asked by police if he was a Trump fan, Sayoc said yes.

Sayoc was arrested last week in connection with at least 13 pipe bombs mailed to several prominent Democrats and other critics of President Donald Trump.

Sayoc was born in Brooklyn and attended college in North Carolina before moving to the Miami suburbs in the late 1980s. He is an amateur bodybuilder and former stripper whose online resume describes him as a promoter and booking agent for male stripper and burlesque shows.

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(The Associated Press contributed to this report)


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