Timothy Merriam from Miami was arrested Feb. 26 for allegedly slashing the tires on Citi bikes.
Police said the 61-year-old suspect may have slashed more than 100 bike tires in a 30-day period.
Officials now say there’s video evidence linking Merriam to the tire slashings and to the swastika keying that happened the same day.
The swastika keyings happened in a neighborhood that is predominantly Jewish. One of the victims, Doug Eaton, told the station he believed the swastikas were a message of hate.
Merriam, 61, faces five counts of criminal mischief and seven counts of criminal mischief with an impairment of business operations. It’s possible that hate crime charges could be added.
Police said Merriam admitted to both slashing the tires and keying the vehicles. Jail records show that Merriam is being held on $11,000 bond.
He looks mentally ill, or like a hard-core drunk.