Florida man escapes from traffic stop only to get arrested after he calls 911 to brag
A Florida man who decided to call the cops and question their responsibilities after he fled from a traffic stop had the tables turned on him when the call led the cops to him which ultimately resulted in his arrest. The 19-year-old Nicholas Jones was pulled over by a deputy for a tail light violation. However, he was able to flee from the scene and despite the deputy chasing after him, he was able to give the cop a slip and escape, according to a Daily Mail report.
He may have gotten away with the entire incident had he not decided to call the cops and brag about how he was able to get away with the crime and rant about the cops not doing a good job. Jones reportedly dialed 911 and asked, "What do we pay you guys for?" In an audio recording that was attained by Fox 30, Jones can be heard confirming that he was the man who had fled the scene after being caught for a tail light violation. He even gave the location of where the incident took place.
"I want to know… I like ran from a cop 30 minutes to an hour ago. I was the guy that… over there off of Kings Estates. Like what do we pay you guys for? Like, I’ve driven past four cops," he said. The dispatcher was uncertain if it was a prank call and to clear things, the dispatcher asked Nicholas, "What do you mean you ran from a cop?". Jones then decided to clearly explain to the dispatcher what had happened. While narrating the incident, he even explained how he was able to escape.
"I mean, he turned his lights on me and got behind me, and as he was walking up to my car I did a donut around him and left him," he said. Despite this, the dispatcher was uncertain as to why Jones had called him. "OK, you want to now see the officer. Or … What's your question?" the dispatcher can be heard asking in the audio.
At this point, Jones stated that on his way he had passed many cops but none of them had caught him. "Like, my question is… I’m assuming he put an APB out that has someone looking for my car… so like he definitely got the plate number, but I've passed like four cops just driving around… Like, what are you guys doing?" he asked.
"Well, we're working on many calls, sir," the dispatcher replied. Deputies were then able to link the call to Jones' location and realized that there was an active warrant against him. Soon enough, deputies were able to track him down and he was arrested the next day. The deputies stated that when Jones was asked why he fled, he did not comment and just smiled. However, he continued to boast about running away from the cops and not getting caught. "I saw him turn his lights and sirens on and was going to stop, but I didn’t want to," Jones told deputies.
The deputies further said that Jones made the 911 call because he "could not believe that after [they] had his tag [they] could not find him." Jones was later informed by the cops that they did not have his tag number. "That’s funny. So I told on myself?" Jones asked, according to the arrest report. "No cop can catch me in my Hyundai Elantra. That thing is fast," he added.
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