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What we paying you for? Man calls police to complain after dodging them

A Florida resident, Nicholas Jones, called 911 to brag about fleeing a cop over traffic violations, only to get arrested after the authorities tracked down his phone number and car.

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A Florida man escaped from a police officer during a traffic stop and then called the 911 emergency number to complain. “What do we pay you guys for?” 19-year-old Nicholas Jones said on the call. “I’ve driven past four cops.”

An audio recording of the call was posted by the Florida Times-Union on its website. Jones was pulled over during a traffic stop May 4 in St Johns county, Florida. He made the 911 call about an hour after fleeing in his car.

The flamboyant confidence and animated actions of the Florida man have been a catalyst for mirth-inducing tweets and reactions.

The startled 911 dispatcher asked Jones to explain what he was talking about. “I mean he (the police officer) 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,” Jones said. “OK, you want to now see the officer. Or… What’s your question?” the dispatcher said.

“Like… My question is … I’m assuming he put an APB (all-points bulletin, or broadcast) 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?” The dispatcher then responded: “Well we’re working on many calls sir.”

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“No cop can catch me in my Hyundai Elantra”

Jones, who was wanted on a warrant in a separate incident, was arrested a day later. US media reveals the St. Johns County deputies used investigative tools to track down the phone to a Florida resident named Nicholas Jones, and in a day, they found the car with the same number plate driving in the area of Old Moultrie Road.

Jones’ car was parked outside a clothing store, and he was immediately taken into custody. He was charged with reckless driving, escaping the police, misusing 911 and violating parole. Police said he later said he fled the traffic stop because he thought it would be “fun.”

An audio recording of the call was posted by the Florida Times-Union on its website. Jones was pulled over during a traffic stop May 4 in St Johns county, Florida.

Upon being asked about his motives behind gloating about the incident and misusing 911, Jones replied, “That cop had no right to stop me. I saw him turn his lights and sirens on and was going to stop but I didn’t want to.” The police informed Jones that the policeman who tried to stop him over his traffic violation couldn’t do this because he did not have his tag number, and his 911 call actually helped them track him down and arrest him.

As per the arrest report, reported by the Florida Times Union, Jones made light of his situation by retorting, “That’s funny. So I told on myself? No cop can catch me in my Hyundai Elantra, that thing is fast.”

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Florida Man Wins over Twitter

The flamboyant confidence and animated actions of the Florida man have been a catalyst for mirth-inducing tweets and reactions. He has clearly won over the internet by avoiding getting caught over his traffic violation, and then ending up in jail after gloating about it to a 911 operator.

One Twitter user shared, “Only in #RatchetAssFlorida would someone speed away from a police stop (merely over a taillight violation), to then call emergency services and BRAG ABOUT IT! It’s so ridiculous, I think it deserves a video.”

An online broadcasting platform, The Bone, accurately observed, “This guy loves running his mouth”.

Siraj Hashmi, prominent commentator and writer for the Washington Examiner tweeted his approval of Florida Man, “I love Florida Man so, so much: Florida man arrested after calling 911 to brag about fleeing traffic stop.”

One Twitter user even nominated Florida Man for ‘Criminal of the Year’ award, “Nobody can catch me in my Hyundai Elantra… that thing is fast!” So sayeth the nominee for Criminal of the Year!”

AFP with additional input and research by News Desk. 

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