People who know Cesar Sayoc said they were shocked he’s suspected of mailing at least 14 explosive packages through the mail, targeting Democrats. Some describe the man as a church-goer, others as someone who worked with strip clubs. USA TODAY
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Scott Meigs has worked alongside Cesar Sayoc for two decades at strip clubs all over South Florida and said his colleague had never uttered a word about politics.
Until about a month ago.
That’s when Meigs said Sayoc began peppering him with text messages about how Republicans needed to win the midterm elections, about how Republicans needed to win the Florida governor’s race, about how Republicans needed to win Florida’s U.S. Senate race.
“He started talking politics non-stop,” said Meigs, a 52-year-old West Palm Beach resident, as he worked his dee-jay shift Friday night at the Ultra Gentlemen’s Club.
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Federal authorities arrested Sayoc on Friday, accusing him of mailing explosive devices to top Democrats across the country.
Meigs said Sayoc only recently tried his hand at dee-jaying and that he had always worked as a “floor host” at strip clubs, greeting customers at the front door and assisting the dancers.
“He really was a very nice guy and would do anything for you,” said Meigs, who said this week Sayoc agreed to cover one of his shifts at the club.
“What happened today was shocking,” said Meigs. “Shocking.”
Meigs said he had not noticed anything unusual in Sayoc’s behavior recently, although dancers complained recently that Sayoc was not staying on top of the music.
“They said he wasn’t keeping up and it was hurting their tips, and that it looked he was distracted by something,”…