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Florida man caught cutting brakes on electric scooters

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Posted at 2:55 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 15:02:22-04

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A Florida man is accused of repeatedly cutting brakes on electric scooters.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department has been investigating the vandalism of more than 140 scooters in the city since April. Police say a majority of the incidents occurred near the 1200 block of East Broward Boulevard and all included severed brake lines.

On Sunday, police say they arrested a suspect, 59-year-old Randall Williams, who was caught in the act of tampering with several scooters. He's now being charged with criminal mischief, a 3rd degree felony.

Further investigation revealed a total of 20 scooters were located nearby with severed brake lines. Police notified the electric scooter vendor who removed the scooters in the vicinity to avoid rider injury.

Anyone who witnesses someone tampering with electric scooters should call 911 immediately. Additionally, anyone who finds a scooter that appears to have been tampered with should contact the vendor.