Sheepshead Bay

Accused pipe bomber has family ties to famed Sheepshead Bay restaurant

November 2, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Cesar Sayoc Jr.'s mugshot. Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP
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Cesar Sayoc, the suspect accused of sending pipe bombs to well-known Democratic officials, their supporters and CNN, reportedly is related through his mother to the family that owns Randazzo’s Clam Bar on Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay.

One of Sayoc’s Brooklyn relatives, who was not identified by name, told the Daily News that Sayoc “did not come off as the type of person who would ever hurt somebody or send bombs.” Nevertheless, the same relative recalled Sayoc as struggling with mental illness and living a bizarre and eccentric lifestyle.

Sayoc was born in Brooklyn in 1963 but moved to Florida after his father, a Filipino immigrant, abandoned the family, the News reported.

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The accused bomber “wasn’t really on the same page with us,” the relative continued, adding that the family had tried to get him help many times.

Sayoc had used both his mother’s maiden name, Altieri, and the Randazzo name on Facebook.

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