Deputies arrest 3 men for stunt driving in Fort Lauderdale, seize 6 cars, 2 weapons


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony announced on Thursday that deputies arrested three men who are accused of stunt driving in Fort Lauderdale, and seized six cars and two firearms.

Detectives accused Tyler Barber, Brandon C. McLean, and Mark Quallo on Friday night of performing reckless maneuvers along Northwest 56 Street and in a parking lot in the area of North Andrews Avenue, south of Northwest 66 Street.

“None of this is a light offense. None of this is joyriding. None of this is just young kids having fun,” Tony said.

Broward deputies arrested Tyler Barber on Friday in Fort Lauderdale. (BSO)

Detectives also reported Barber, 19, of Margate; and McLean, 22, of Tamarac; were racing and Quallo, 40, of Sebring, was in possession of an AK-47 with extended magazines.

“We’re going to continue to be aggressive. We’re going to continue to go after these individuals. Expect us to take your car and take you to jail. This is your official warning. Stop the nonsense on our streets before you kill somebody,” Tony said.

Broward deputies arrested Brandon C. McLean on Friday in Fort Lauderdale. (BSO)

The legislature passed a state law that went into effect in October to target racing on highways, street takeovers, and stunt driving, and to criminalize the coordination of the events through social media, passengers, and spectators.

Broward court records show Barber, McLean, and Quallo facing two second-degree misdemeanors of participation in unlawful activity. Barber’s record shows two pending cases for traffic infractions on Nov. 14 and Feb. 15.

Broward deputies arrested Mark Quallo on Friday in Fort Lauderdale. (BSO)

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In January 2017, Hatzel Vela became the first local television journalist in the country to move to Cuba and cover the island from the inside. During his time living and working in Cuba, he covered some of the most significant stories in a post-Fidel Castro Cuba. 

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