A man suspected of vandalizing a Miami Beach synagogue who later escaped from a halfway house was caught again Thursday, Miami police said.
An unidentified passerby flagged down a police officer Thursday afternoon to point out a man who matched the description of Maximo de la Cruz-de Jesus.
The officers approached the man, checked his identity and arrested him once they confirmed it was the 43-year-old de la Cruz-de Jesus.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to the Miami Herald
He is accused of defacing a banner in front of Temple Emanu-el with a swastika and the letters “KKK.”