From the St. Petersburg Times, with thanks to Anonymous:
A former Clearwater man who tried to buy an old ambulance and two surplus police cruisers from St. Petersburg College in August is an “affiliate of a terrorist organization,” according to police documents obtained Wednesday.
Abdalla Deiab, 51, was arrested in Michigan on Wednesday on a warrant charging him with failing to return a hired vehicle, a Largo rental car, Pinellas County sheriff’s and Largo police officials said.
In a Sept. 30 police report, Largo police Officer Michael Bruno wrote that when he checked law enforcement databases on Deiab, he learned Deiab was affiliated with a terrorist organization and “should be approached with caution.”
Bruno gave no other information about Deiab’s alleged terrorist affiliation. Largo police gave the information on Deiab and the missing rental car to the FBI, according to police records.
Pinellas County sheriff’s officials say they were told that Deiab had been arrested Wednesday in Hamtramck, a town near Detroit, on the Pinellas County warrant issued Oct. 14. Failing to return a hired vehicle is a third-degree felony.