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Man arrested after deputy catches him spray-painting I-95 sign

Deputies say Frank Thorn also had loaded gun

Frank Thorn was arrested after a deputy caught him spray-painting a traffic sign on Interstate 95.
Frank Thorn was arrested after a deputy caught him spray-painting a traffic sign on Interstate 95.

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – A Pompano Beach man was arrested early Sunday morning after he was caught defacing a traffic sign on Interstate 95, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

Shortly after 3 a.m., a BSO deputy saw a man spray-painting "TDNON3" on a sign at the Cypress Creek Road exit. The graffiti was the same as a previous incident involving the sign.

BSO spokesman Veda Coleman-Wright said the man ran off but was later apprehended. She said the man had gray paint on his hands, clothing and face.

The man gave a false name, but he was later identified from his driver's license as Frank Thorn.

Thorn, 35, also had a loaded magazine in his pocket and led deputies to where he discarded his Glock .45 pistol, Coleman-Wright said.

Thorn faces multiple charges, including criminal mischief, carrying a firearm during the commission of a felony, resisting arrest without violence and providing false identification to a law enforcement officer. He has been released from jail on $12,225 bond.

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