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Surveillance video shows MAGAbomber suspect reading press clippings at strip club

Just hours before his arrest, suspected MAGAbomber Cesar Sayoc read newspaper clippings at the strip club where he worked.

New surveillance footage has revealed Sayoc’s last movements before he was arrested and charged with five federal crimes on Friday. 

Sayoc, 56, allegedly sent at least 14 explosive devices to a number of prominent Democrats, including Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Bill and Hillary Clinton this week.

He has been charged with illegal mailing of explosives, threats against former presidents and certain other persons, assaulting current and former federal officers, interstate transportation of an explosive, and threatening interstate communications.

Surveillance footage, which was obtained by ABC News, shows Sayoc bringing bags into Ultra Gentleman’s Club in West Palm Beach Florida around 11.35am on Thursday.

Just hours before his arrest, suspected MAGAbomber Cesar Sayoc read newspaper clippings at the strip club where he worked (pictured) 

New surveillance footage has revealed Sayoc's last movements before he was arrested and charged with five federal crimes on Friday

New surveillance footage has revealed Sayoc’s last movements before he was arrested and charged with five federal crimes on Friday

Sayoc, 56, allegedly sent at least 14 explosive devices to a number of prominent Democrats, including Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Bill and Hillary Clinton

Sayoc is pictured here in his mug shot from the Broward County Police Department

Sayoc, 56, allegedly sent at least 14 explosive devices to a number of prominent Democrats, including Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Bill and Hillary Clinton 

Sayoc left the club – where he worked as a DJ – after his shift ended at 9pm and went to the gym, returning at 2.16am to collect his tips. 

Footage then shows Sayoc hanging out at the club, spreading newspapers across an empty table in front of the stage. 

Newspapers this week were filled with stories about the attempted bomb attacks on Democrats and prominent critics of Donald Trump.

Sources who were at the club said they saw Sayoc going through press clippings.

Some claimed they also saw Sayoc burning items in a small fire outside his van in the club’s parking lot before he went back inside around 2am. 

Sayoc left the club - where he worked as a DJ - after his shift ended at 9pm and went to the gym, returning at 2.16am to collect his tips and read the clippings

Sayoc left the club – where he worked as a DJ – after his shift ended at 9pm and went to the gym, returning at 2.16am to collect his tips and read the clippings

Footage shows Sayoc hanging out at the club, spreading newspapers across an empty table in front of the stage

Footage shows Sayoc hanging out at the club, spreading newspapers across an empty table in front of the stage

Sayoc was arrested just before noon on Friday in the parking lot of AutoZone car parts store in Plantation. 

The parking lot was about 40 minutes away from the strip club.

Sayoc was reportedly living out of his van, which was covered with anti-liberal propaganda and pro-Trump messages. 

Authorities found a printer, stamps, paper, unidentified powder, and equipment for soldering – a process in which two or more items are joined together by melting.  

Law enforcement sources believe the items indicate Sayoc may have assembled the alleged explosive devices inside his van. 

Sayoc can be seen entering and exiting the club throughout the day on Thursday (pictured) 

Sayoc can be seen entering and exiting the club throughout the day on Thursday (pictured) 

Sayoc could be seen bringing bags into the club and talking to people at the front desk 

Sayoc could be seen bringing bags into the club and talking to people at the front desk 

Sayoc’s van was impounded by authorities on Friday as Twitter users shared photos of the vehicle, which was covered in stickers supporting Trump.  

Other stickers featuring red shooting targets over the faces of Obama, Hillary Clinton, Green Party Leader Jill Stein, liberal filmmaker Michael Moore and CNN commentator Van Jones were juxtaposed next to an image of Trump standing triumphantly on top of a military tank.

Prominently featured on the side of the van are the words: ‘I Am Donald Trump & I Approve This Message’. 

Many on social media have now accused the president himself of playing a role in this week’s mail bombing spree through his frequently controversial rhetoric. 

Sayoc's van was impounded by authorities on Friday as Twitter users shared photos of the vehicle, which was covered in stickers supporting Trump 

Sayoc’s van was impounded by authorities on Friday as Twitter users shared photos of the vehicle, which was covered in stickers supporting Trump 

Among the dozens of stickers are several showing targets over the faces of CNN commentator Van Jones (bottom left), Green Party leader Jill Stein (center left), liberal filmmaker Michael Moore (center right) Barack Obama (bottom right on a tricycle) and Hillary Clinton (top right). The red targets appear to have been haphazardly photoshopped on top of the images

Among the dozens of stickers are several showing targets over the faces of CNN commentator Van Jones (bottom left), Green Party leader Jill Stein (center left), liberal filmmaker Michael Moore (center right) Barack Obama (bottom right on a tricycle) and Hillary Clinton (top right). The red targets appear to have been haphazardly photoshopped on top of the images

Next to the photos of politicians with targets on their faces is a sticker that says 'THE SWAMP to be Drained!' over the faces of several prominent Democratic politicians, left-wing commentators and members of the media 

Next to the photos of politicians with targets on their faces is a sticker that says ‘THE SWAMP to be Drained!’ over the faces of several prominent Democratic politicians, left-wing commentators and members of the media 

At the top of one of the passenger-side windows is a banner with the presidential seal and the words: 'My President No Path To 270 Landslide It Was A 306-Tsunami' - referring to Trump's electoral college victory in the 2016 election. Under the banner are several random images of Jesus, Native American figures, country singer Toby Keith and the band 3 Doors Down. At right are several conservative messages including 'A Christian Nation', 'We Vote Pro-Life' and 'Americans & America First'

At the top of one of the passenger-side windows is a banner with the presidential seal and the words: ‘My President No Path To 270 Landslide It Was A 306-Tsunami’ – referring to Trump’s electoral college victory in the 2016 election. Under the banner are several random images of Jesus, Native American figures, country singer Toby Keith and the band 3 Doors Down. At right are several conservative messages including ‘A Christian Nation’, ‘We Vote Pro-Life’ and ‘Americans & America First’

Sayoc wore a shirt with the same images portrayed on his van window to a Trump rally, as seen in the Twitter photo above

Sayoc wore a shirt with the same images portrayed on his van window to a Trump rally, as seen in the Twitter photo above

The image above featuring President Trump riding a Trump-branded military tank was originally created by California-based artist Jason Heuser, who sells a variety of 'Bad Ass Presidential Portraits'. The sticker was likely custom-made

The image above featuring President Trump riding a Trump-branded military tank was originally created by California-based artist Jason Heuser, who sells a variety of ‘Bad Ass Presidential Portraits’. The sticker was likely custom-made

A collage of three images from Trump's 2016 presidential campaign featuring him and running mate Mike Pence are featured with the flag for the Seminole Tribe - which Sayoc claims to be a part of - and the words: 'Native Americans For Trump'

A collage of three images from Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign featuring him and running mate Mike Pence are featured with the flag for the Seminole Tribe – which Sayoc claims to be a part of – and the words: ‘Native Americans For Trump’

Investigators have been examining the commercial van in connection with 12 packages containing bombs that were mailed this week to high-profile critics of Donald Trump - many of whom were featured in the negative messages covering the van

Investigators have been examining the commercial van in connection with 12 packages containing bombs that were mailed this week to high-profile critics of Donald Trump – many of whom were featured in the negative messages covering the van

Multiple people managed to snap photos of the sticker-laden van before it was placed under a blue tarp and driven away by law enforcement. 

Many of the messages sound eerily similar to Trump’s own comments, such as one poster with the words ‘THE SWAMP’ over the faces of top Democratic leaders, left-wing pundits and members of the media.

Below that image are the words ‘DISHONEST MEDIA’ and ‘CNN SUCKS’ next to a photo of Jones with a target on his chest.

At the top of the back passenger-side window are several large stickers from Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign which show the then-candidate and his running mate Mike Pence with their thumbs up.

Sayoc wore a shirt with the same images portrayed on his van window to a Trump rally, as seen in a Twitter photo. 

A photo circulating on social media shows a man driving the sticker-covered van in Boca Raton, Florida, on October 18

A photo circulating on social media shows a man driving the sticker-covered van in Boca Raton, Florida, on October 18

On the driver’s side of the vehicle, one window has the same grouping of photos as the other side, while the second window shows a giant presidential seal with the words: ‘GOD GREAT Spirit Blessings’ and another ISIS hunting permit

FBI officials are seen putting a blue tarp over the white commercial van after Sayoc was taken into custody Friday morning

FBI officials are seen putting a blue tarp over the white commercial van after Sayoc was taken into custody Friday morning

The messages portrayed on the impounded vehicle echo and often copy directly those seen on Sayoc’s social media pages.

According to his Facebook page, Sayoc is a Trump fan who posted pictures and videos of himself at one of the President’s rallies in October 2016.

He posted a photograph of himself wearing a MAGA hat in front of the US Capitol in 2017. 

Last year Sayoc shared a photograph of Governor Rick Scott and Donald Trump, writing: ‘The greatest Governor in Country Fla Rick Scott and great friend of We Unconquered Seminole Tribe . Trump Trump Trump.’

That photograph appeared to be featured on the van as it was impounded on Friday.  

Sayoc also expressed his dislike of Hillary Clinton and often posted stories about incidents of Islamic terrorism.

The messages portrayed on the impounded vehicle echo and often directly copy those seen on Sayoc's social media pages

The messages portrayed on the impounded vehicle echo and often directly copy those seen on Sayoc's social media pages

The messages portrayed on the impounded vehicle echo and often directly copy those seen on Sayoc’s social media pages

A blue tarp covers the majority of the van as it’s transported to an impound lot on a tow truck – but several Trump hats can still be seen on the vehicle’s dashboard

Sayoc was arrested in connection with 12 explosive devices sent to critics of Donald Trump this week. The device pictured above was addressed to former CIA head John Brennan

Sayoc was arrested in connection with 12 explosive devices sent to critics of Donald Trump this week. The device pictured above was addressed to former CIA head John Brennan

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