The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is investigating the vandalism of more than 140
electric scooters in the City of Fort Lauderdale since April 2019. A majority of the incidents occurred near the 1200 block of East Broward Boulevard in the City of Fort Lauderdale and all include severed brake lines.
On September 29th, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department arrested an individual in the
act of tampering with several electric scooters. Further investigation revealed a total of 20
scooters were located nearby with severed brake lines.
The suspect has been identified as Randall Thomas Williams, W/M, DOB 6/30/1960, a
resident of the City of Fort Lauderdale. Thomas has been charged with Criminal Mischief,
a third degree felony.
The Fort Lauderdale Police Department had previously notified the electric scooter
vendor who proactively removed the scooters in the vicinity from service to avoid rider
injury. Anyone who witnesses someone tampering with electric scooters should call 911
immediately. Additionally, anyone who finds a scooter that appears to have been
tampered with should contact the vendor.