David Cypkin’s girlfriend texted him a news story on Friday morning, soon after Cesar Sayoc was arrested on suspicion of sending multiple mail bombs. She asked him: “Is that the van??”
It was the van. On Dec. 31, 2017, after months of seeing the van parked in front of a Jewish grocery store near his south Florida home, Cypkin, a documentary filmmaker, took some pictures of it — and wondered about its owner.
It was the same van authorities seized Friday — a van covered in pro-Trump, anti-Democrat and anti-CNN stickers. CNN and several high-profile Democrats received mysterious, potentially explosive devices earlier this week.
Cypkin, a producer whose documentaries include “Cocaine Cowboys” and “Broke,” is well aware of the right-wing conspiracy, already circulating online Friday, that the van was a Hollywood creation, designed to trick people and manufacture a Trump connection to the mailings.
So he tweeted not only his photos, but also metadata showing that he took them on the last day of 2017.
Read the story at TheWrap.
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