The Florida man charged with sending at least 13 mail bombs was a fitness-obsessed male stripper who dreamt of becoming a professional wrestler, according to a new report Friday.
Cesar Sayoc Jr. traveled to jiggle joints across the country during the 1990s, Ohio event promoter Tony Valentine told the Washington Examiner.
Valentine said the 56-year-old was a “big muscle head” who “wanted to be a professional wrestler — that was his dream.”
“He really couldn’t find his niche in life, and I guess he found it now,” Valentine told the Examiner. “Back in the nineties, he was running around from Minnesota to the Carolinas to Florida. He was like a gypsy.”
“He would show up and do an individual act and leave,” he added. “He was dancing for a guy out in Oklahoma, too.”
Valentine vouched for Sayoc in his grand theft auto case in 2014 — when Sayoc was employed as a strip club manager while also dancing at an all-male strip club. Valentine said he wouldn’t hire the Aventura, Florida, resident again.
“He’s like 900 years old now,” he said. “I wouldn’t hire a 50- or 60-year-old stripper.”
Sayoc’s cousin told NBC News that he worked as an exotic dancer and a bouncer at many strip clubs. He was a “loose cannon” and a “lost soul” who didn’t speak to his family and had a problem with steroids, the unidentified cousin, who lives in Florida, said.
“He’s been in the strip clubs since he was 22, that was his life,” the cousin said. “He was a male dancer and he wanted to be a wrestler. He was taking steroids. He was all buffed up…. He was built like a rock.”
Sayoc seemed proud of his body. In 2010, he posted a photo collage on Facebook showing himself shirtless and flexing his muscles.
“If birds didnt fly south for the winter and sun didnt rise in the east would tomorrow come.” he bizarrely commented on the photo.
Court records show that Sayoc filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2012. The filing said he “lives with his mother” in Aventura and had been working for a year as a “store manager” of an investment company in Hollywood, Florida.