A Queens New York man wanted for allegedly torching a police officer vehicle had spray-painted “TOO LATE!” on his wall to ridicule the feds– but he didn’t leave quickly enough and FBI representatives nabbed him anyway, Brooklyn prosecutors said.
Sam Resto was busted at his work Thursday afternoon with a passport in his backpack, and admitted to FBI representatives he had actually planned to leave, prosecutors said.
When representatives entered his Elmhurst apartment that night, they were faced with the written insult, along with a drawing of a smiley emoji with a tongue sticking out.
The speech didn’t work.
Prosecutors asked a Brooklyn federal court Friday to order Resto held without bail– and utilized his intent to get away and the wall taunt to support their argument that he’s a flight threat.
The judge agreed and purchased Resto held.
In a detention memo, district attorneys wrote that representatives had actually been surveilling Resto on July 29 when he took a Lyft from his home to the Upper West Side, carrying a red can of gas.
At 3:50 a.m. Resto, wearing a Man face mask, allegedly smashed in the window of an NYPD car parked at West 83rd Street near Columbus Avenue, doused the within with gas and set it aflame, the papers state.
Assistant US Attorney Michael Keilty wrote in the memo that Resto’s alleged criminal conduct had actually intensified “posing a severe and ongoing threat to the neighborhood.”
He was arrested July 10 for swinging a chain at another individual in a dispute over a parking spot. 5 days later on he was busted on the Brooklyn Bridge for obstructing traffic during a demonstration.
During a search of his apartment, representatives found “The Anarchist’s Cookbook” that includes instructions for making explosives.