- A Florida Cracker has issues with Electric Scooters
- The Florida Cracker is a Serial Scooter Vandalizer
Thanks to Sarkes Corner Contributor and Sister Cindy Mamelian for this story of Florida Cracker Crime.
A Florida Cracker, 59 year old Randall Williams, has been sneaking around his Ft. Lauderdale neighborhood tampering with electric scooters parked on the streets.
Fort Lauderdale police posted a surveillance video showing Cracker Williams walking up to an electrical scooter on the street, slapping a white sticker on its QR code, and cutting its brake lines, thus rendering it impossible to use.
Police report that more than 140 scooters have been disabled and vandalized in a similar way in the southeast part of Fort Lauderdale. Police had already homed in on Cracker Williams as a possible suspect, and the majority of the acts of vandalism happened within two blocks of his apartment.
Hoping to nab the saboteur, cops staked out the area over the weekend.
In the early hours of Saturday and Sunday, police say they saw Cracker Williams leave his apartment on his nightly rounds of scooter sabotage.
He “walked the neighborhood in a stealthy fashion, utilizing the shadows and the alleyways to conceal his movements,” according to their report.
Police say they saw him vandalize seven scooters on Saturday, and an additional nine on Sunday.
When Police arrested Cracker Williams, he had with him two sets of wire cutters, a pair of hand-held lock pliers, and he was wearing a glove, the police report says.
While Sarkes does not condone the Mass Vandalism of Electric Scooters by Cracker Williams, the issue of Electric Scooters is yet resolved in our major cities. How many of us have had to avoid these Scooters on our sidewalks or step around these Scooters left helter skelter on sidewalks or yards. Not to mention that almost none of these Scooter riders are wearing helmets.
Police estimated the cost to fix each scooter at $70. The cost estimate for the vandalism doesn’t take into account lost revenues from rentals while the scooters are inactive. Cracker Williams did not discriminate, as he vandalized multiple brands of scooters; Lime, Bird, and Bolt!
Cracker Williams was booked on charges of criminal mischief, resisting officers, and loitering.