According to authorities, a Broward County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed the 35-year-old suspect defacing a sign located at the Cypress Creek Road exit on the highway. The suspect allegedly spray-painted “TDNON3” on the sign. Police said that this is the same graffiti label used to spray-paint the sign during a previous incident of vandalism.
The deputy approached the suspect, who allegedly tried to flee the scene on foot. The deputy eventually caught up to the suspect and apprehended him. According to police, the suspect was easy to spot because he had gray paint all over his hands, face, and clothing.
The suspect reportedly tried to give the officer a false name; however, police were able to figure out the suspect’s actual identity by looking at his driver’s license.
When deputies searched the suspect prior to arrest, they allegedly found a loaded magazine in his pocket. The suspect later told deputies that he had discarded a Glock .45 pistol nearby. The suspect then reportedly led deputies to the gun.
The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with a number of criminal offenses, including criminal mischief, carrying a firearm during the commission of a felony, resisting arrest without violence, and providing false identification to a law enforcement officer.
After the suspect was arrested and charged, he was taken to a local jail. The suspect was eventually released from custody when he posted $12,225 bond.
For additional information about this case, read the Local10.com article entitled “Man Arrested After Deputy Catches Him Spray-Painting I-95 Sign.”