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Nicholes Lentz biography: 13 things about ex-North Miami Beach cop from Boynton Beach, Florida

Nicholes Lentz

Nicholes Lentz

Nicholes Lentz is a white man from Florida, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida. (a)
  2. He is a father of two. (b)
  3. He is a former Marine. (c)
  4. From 2014 to 2016, he worked for the Fort Pierce Police Department in Fort Piece, St. Lucie County, Florida. (e)
  5. In June 2016, he joined the North Miami Beach Police Department in North Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida. (c)
  6. On September 10, 2017, he rescued a mother and her baby from floods in their home in North Miami Beach during Hurricane Irma. (b)
  7. In June 2020, a Twitter user accused him of making a racist comment on Facebook and tagged the North Miami Beach Police Department. The tweet said, “I was truly disgusted and heart broken yesterday as I shared my experience with police brutality this officer Nicholes Lentz said it’s ok. Next, I will share with my 12k followers @myNMBPolice.” He responded, “You didn’t get racially profiled by the police, you look like a f—— criminal with your stupid a– beard and your pants hanging off your a– and your corn rolls and talking like an uneducated person. That’s why they stop you.” (d)
  8. On August 17, 2020, he resigned from his job as a North Miami Beach Police Department officer. (d)
  9. Wearing a red baseball cap and a black vest, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021. That day, Donald Trump supporters breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. During the riot, he said, “I’m trying my best to protect all police officers. We’re not here to hurt any cop. I love my boys in blue, but this is overwhelming for them. There’s no way they could hold us back.” (c)
  10. He was 41 years old when he participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (c)
  11. On February 19, 2021, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents interviewed him at his home in Boynton Beach. He admitted to entering the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021. He was arrested on the same day and was later released on $25,000 bail. (c) (e)
  12. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with entering a restricted building or grounds and disruptive and disorderly conduct on restricted grounds. (c)
  13. He is expected to attend a hearing in Washington, D.C. on February 26, 2021. (e)

 

(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)

SOURCES:

If you have information about someone who participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, call 1-800-CALL-FBI. You may also submit relevant photos and videos to the FBI.

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