MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – The man who, police said, is responsible for slashing an Israeli flag sign outside Bagel Time Cafe in Miami Beach has been arrested.
Nour Abaido from Coral Springs was arrested Friday in Broward County. The 24-year-old faces charges of criminal mischief with prejudice, among other offenses.
The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 28 and was captured by surveillance cameras outside the cafe at 41st and Alton Road.
The targeted sign read “Bagel Time Proudly Stands with Israel.”
The surveillance video showed Abaido allegedly arrive in front of the cafe in a yellow Mustang and head straight for the sign. He is then seen allegedly slashing the sign before fleeing the scene.
Speaking with 7News on Friday, Bagel Time Cafe owner Josh Nodel commended police for their diligence in their search for the suspect.
“First of all, I’ve got to give [credit] to the police officers of Miami Beach,” he said.
Abaido’s arrest comes brings a sigh of relief to the cafe owner.
Exactly one month after the act of vandalism, the cafe was targeted by another vandal.
Surveillance footage captured a woman, her face concealed, hopping out of a white BMW SUV and tearing down signs supporting Israel and the United States around 12:30 a.m., Tuesday.
The security cameras documented the woman throwing the banners, throwing them in the middle of the street and stomping on them.
Nodel said he hopes police are also able to locate this woman
“They say that [the surveillance video] is very good evidence for them to be able to continue the case,” he said.
The subject in the second incident has not been identified.
Abaido is being held at the Broward County Jail on a $25,000 bond.
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