Jerez Nehemiah Stone-Coleman, Man Featured On MTV’s ‘Catfish,’ Arrested For Terror Threats
Jerez Nehemiah Stone-Coleman, a subject of MTV’s reality series Catfish, was arrested Wednesday for making terror threats in Washington, D.C.
‘Catfish’ Subject Arrested
On Wednesday, D.C.’s Metro Transit Police arrested Stone-Coleman (a.k.a. “Kidd Cole”) for “knowingly conveying false information concerning an attempt or alleged attempt to engage in terrorist attacks or other violence against mass transportation systems,” reported Entertainment Weekly.
Stone-Coleman is alleged to have placed numerous calls into the Metro Transit Police Communications Division over the last five months to report “bomb threats and/or hostage situations at or directed against Metro stations, trains and buses.”
“In each instance, the caller conveyed specific threat information concerning destructive devices and intended acts of violence,” read a press release from the Metro Transit Police. “Each report prompted an emergency response by Metro Transit Police and in some cases other law enforcement agencies. The threat information provided in each of the 911 calls turned out to be ‘wholly false.”
Through cell phone records, as well as audio and video surveillance footage, the Metro Transit Police was able to identify their caller as Stone-Coleman.
“We have no greater responsibility than protecting Metro’s customers and employees,” Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik said in the press release. “This case demonstrates the seriousness with which we take all threats and the lengths to which we will go to bring those responsible to justice.”
Back in May 2014, Stone-Coleman appeared on MTV’s Catfish as “Kidd Cole.” The hosts had tracked him down after learning that he had convinced a woman to pay for his hotels and security after telling her that he had signed with Kanye West’s record label.