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Magabomber Cesar Sayoc GRANDMOTHER filed domestic violence charges against him in 1994

Cesar Sayoc (above in 2014 mugshot) has been arrested over 10 times in the past three decades

The man accused of mailing pipe bombs to high-profile Democrats including two former presidents has a long rap sheet that goes back decades.

The most jarring arrest though occured back in 1994, when his grandmother Viola accused him of domestic violence. 

She sought a restraining order at the time but a judge then dropped the charges two weeks later for reasons that are unclear.

Sayoc’s grandmother then refiled charges just a few days later before they were dropped as well a short time later.  

He was also picked up in 2002 for making a bomb threat while in conversation with a a Florida utility representative. 

Those are just two of the many arrests Sayoc had in Broward County, also being cited for a 1991 felony that resulted in a two-year probation period after he entered a guilty plea to grand theft in the third degree; two arrests within five weeks of one another in 2004 for possession of drugs with intent to distribute, tampering with evidence and having a false ID which he entered a guilty plea for and received 18 months probation; a second grand theft arrest, this time with battery as well, in 2013 that resulted in a 12 month probation; and a 2014 petty theft arrest which was a violation of his probation and got him another 12 months of probation.

On May 22, 2015 he was picked up by police after he was caught shoplifting from a Walmart in Palm Beach, and once again put on probation. 

A few months prior to that, in February, he was arrested after shoplifting from a nearby Home Depot, which meant that his Walmart arrest was a violation of his probation.

Not once was he sentenced to jail time for any of those incidents, even on the drug arrest as he was found in possession of steroids. 

Sayoc also had three arrests in Miami-Dade County during this same time, including the aforementioned bomb threat in August of 2002. 

He was also picked up for petit larceny in both 1992 and 2014, getting probation that second time when he was caught stealing $358 worth of merchandise from a Walmart. 

It is unclear what the punishment for that first petit larceny charge was in Miami-Dade County because the records have been destroyed. 

In 1999, while living in North Carolina, he was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle. 

Four years earlier, in 1995, he was charged with possession of crack cocaine and swindling an amount over $500 in Minnesota.

The drugs in that case were destroyed before they could be tested. 

That same year he was also picked up in the town of Plymouth for a scheme that in which he would purchase vitamin supplements and then return the bottles filled with beans to collect a refund. 

A 2015 report in his petit larceny cse reveals that he had said at the time that he planned to move back to Minnesota, but is unclear how long he stayed or if he ever went at all.

That move came soon after the home he was staying at in Davie, Florida was sold. 


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