A 19 years old man named Sebastian Manuel Romero is arrested in Hernando County last week and extradited to Miami-Dade where the announcement of his arrest was made on Monday.
Sebastian Manuel Romero is arrested for vandalism, incitement to riots and other felonies
Police said Romero participated in a protest against racial inequality and police violence following the death of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis, which took place on May 30 in downtown Miami.
A man accused of damaging a Miami Police Department car duing a protest in late May has been arrested, authorities said Monday. Sebastian Manuel Romero, 19, is facing charges for inciting a riot and felony criminal mischief https://t.co/6or963rOZF
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According to video images released by police, the detainee smashed the glass from the back of a police vehicle with a small portable fridge and tried to do the same with the glass in front, while other protesters threw stones and one mounted on the hood of the car.
The car was set on fire during the violent protest.
Romero, born in Florida, was identified a day later and then assisted by Hernando County officers, and his arrest was made, according to the police report released Monday.
The authorities also arrested seven individuals accused of vandalizing the statues of conquerors Christopher Columbus and Juan Ponce de León in June, and destroying a patrol and attacking several officers during the protest.