Video of Cobra's Takedown of an Alleged Child Molester
In this week's New Times cover story, "Cobra's Last Stand," Fort Lauderdale bail bondsman William Staubs, AKA "Cobra," gets arrested for false imprisonment during his search for missing 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings. The confrontation that caused all the trouble was caught on video by independent, Atlanta-based journalist Art Harris.
In the video, Cobra is trying to revoke the bond on Daniel Snodgrass, a 55-year-old from Putnam County who had been arrested for capital sexual battery two years earlier, accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl who came to him for unicycle lessons. Cobra suspected Snodgrass might have been involved in Haleigh's disappearance, because he had been seen trying to donate furniture to a center that Haleigh's family set up to look for the child.
There's a dispute, however, as to whether Cobra was authorized by an insurance agency to revoke Snodgrass' bond. In the video, you can see Cobra cuffing Snodgrass, then releasing him, after receiving a call from the head of the insurance agency, C.E. Parrish.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Broward / Palm Beach, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.