Supposed SoBe Sniper Cleared

Timothy Svec's weapons, which were confiscated by police, have since been returned

A South Beach waiter who was suspected of threatening to shoot people from the rooftop of an oceanfront condo has been cleared of the charges brought against him.

Two years ago, it was reported that police raided the apartment of Pelican hotel waiter and inventor of the Cork Rescue Timothy Allan Svec, seizing 22 rifles and handguns after co-workers alerted a vacationing police officer that, according to the search warrant, Svec had made threats to shoot at people on the beach from the rooftop of chi-chi condo building The Continuum near South Pointe Park, then set off car bombs.

"Driving a van loaded with explosives onto Lincoln Road with the intention of detonating self and causing human casualties" was also part of the plan.

According to police, Svec legally owned the guns, and the guns have since been returned to his posession.

Pelican general manager Vanessa Rivera called the 10-year employee the victim of a misunderstanding, the Miami Herald reported, heightened by fears stoked by recent mass shootings in Florida and elsewhere.

''He's a valued employee, and we have no issues with him,'' she said.


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