Snapchat video shows scene on I-75 before ‘Shaky Bandit” arrest

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NAPLES, Fla. Exclusive video shows the moments leading up to the arrest of a 22-year-old man dubbed the “Shaky Bandit.”

Brandon Vendetti.

Brandon Vendetti, of Weston, is accused of robbing about a dozen banks in Florida over the last three weeks, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

Vendetti, who authorities say wore different costumes during the robberies, led multiple agencies on a high-speed chase Tuesday shortly after robbing a Wells Fargo bank on 12604 Tamiami Trail East.

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The getaway car eventually crashed on Alligator Alley near mile marker 91, deputies said.

Walter Roberts. Photo via Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

Vendetti’s getaway driver, Walter Roberts, 29, of Fort Lauderdale, jumped out of the car, climbed a barbed wire fence along the alley and swam in a gator-infested canal in an attempt to escape authorities, deputies said.

Roberts was arrested and faces charges of eluding law enforcement officers, possession of a controlled substance, no valid drivers license and resisting law enforcement officers without violence.

Witness Raymond Macier captured video of deputies swarming the alley on Snapchat.

 

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