2 Florida men allegedly used device to fish out mail, mail-in ballots: report

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2 Florida men allegedly used device to fish out mail, mail-in ballots: report

Authorities were making “a politically expedient mountain out of a molehill,” a defense lawyer claimed

By Edmund DeMarche | Fox News

Fox News Flash top headlines for October 29

Two suspects in Florida have been arrested after being accused of stealing mail and mail-in ballots earlier this week by using an apparent homemade device capable of lifting letters out of a dropbox, reports said.

A police officer in Lighthouse Point, near Fort Lauderdale, spotted a vehicle that seemed to be lingering near a mailbox late Tuesday night, the Sun-Sentinel of South Florida reported.

The officer said he spotted the device, mail and two ballots while questioning the suspects, the report said.

The suspects were identified as Junior Alexander Cabral, 28, and Vladimir Cabral Cuevas, 20.

The mailboxes were also considered ballot drop-off boxes, Miami’s WPLG-TV reported.

Suspects Junior Alexander Cabral, 28, and Vladimir Cabral Cuevas, 20.

Suspects Junior Alexander Cabral, 28, and Vladimir Cabral Cuevas, 20.

Richard Cooper, the attorney for Cuevas, told the Sun-Sentinel his client was incorrectly charged by “overzealous law enforcement . . . .

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