Eddy Juan, 52, a man matching the suspect's description, was spotted riding a scooter Tuesday and police attempted a traffic stop, but the suspect refused to pull over.
Juan crashed his scooter and was taken into custody.
The suspect was charged with violation of sexual offender registration, fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, aggravated assault and resisting without violence.
FIU students said they were shocked by Juan's alleged actions.
"I'd be so freaked out. I don't know what I would do," student Natalie Quintana told WSVN-TV, "Probably kick him."