Jeremy Charles DeWitte: Infamous 'FAKE COP' who created his own police unit set for release from prison
PERRY, FLORIDA: Notorious police impersonator and registered sex offender Jeremy Charles DeWitte is set to be released from prison on Saturday, September 10. Dewitte owned a small force namely, 'Metro state special services.' In this unit, he hired fellow cop wannabes to his small force.
Earlier, DeWitte had lost a chance to become a real cop after he was convicted on charges of 'lewd lascivious battery sex' in 2005 and forced to register as a sex offender. He had spent years impersonating a police officer in central Florida before finally landing in the slammer in 2019.
According to DailyMail, the notorious fake cop was so ambitious to be a law enforcement officer he even created his own fake 'police' unit complete with cruisers and uniforms. Members were uniformed like officers and the unit was complete with 18 realistic black and white cruisers and motorcycles. However, after a year, the team got arrested for packing a real gun. DeWitte once told an investigator that his dream was always to be a law enforcement officer because it was an ego-boost for him to wear the uniform and be respected by the public.
The main activity of the unit was to routinely escort funeral processions on the highways and byways of the Sunshine State, sometimes referred to as 'God's waiting room,' where funerals are commonplace. However, they did not engage in protecting the people or carry out any investigations, etc. A video released by the Orange County Sheriff's Office and shot by DeWitte himself on his own body cam showed him racing and weaving through traffic on his official police-looking BMW motorcycle. He can be seen cursing at other motorists, including a woman driver, and describing her as a 'dumb white b***h in a blue car.' The woman then called up 911 to protect her. Dewitte had taken many videos of his investigation, and adventures on his cameras.
Later he said, "Come on, let's go b***h!' he orders. Get out of the f**king car, come on let's go, and repeatedly calling the motorist 'f**k boy." In another instance, a male driver who wasn't convinced by DeWitte's cop act accused him of "pretending you're a police officer." "What the f**k does it look like I'm doing motherf**ker,' roared the infuriated DeWitte, who often packed a replica Glock mace-pepper spray gun in a holster for protection and a pair of handcuffs even though he had no authority to make an arrest." Further, he said, "Get the f**k over before you find out." Meanwhile, DeWitte once inadvertently confronted an off-duty Orange County sheriff's deputy who was driving with his wife and four-year-old child.
The fall of the fake cop unit began when one of the drivers was arrested for carrying a genuine 9mm gun in a holster on his gun belt. Dewitte was sentenced last September to 18 months in prison with credit for 110 days served, as part of a plea deal covering 10 cases against him in Orange County for impersonating an officer and other related charges. The former faux cop will face four years of supervised probation, be required to wear an ankle monitor, and he will have his driver's license suspended for six months from the time of his release. Under the plea agreement, he cannot possess guns or any other equipment that rings of law enforcement, including vehicles, and uniforms.