Florida man calls 911 to brag about fleeing cops


ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. (CNN) — Adding insult to injury — that’s how you might describe the story of a man in Florida who called police to brag about fleeing a traffic stop.

He taunted the 911 dispatcher over the phone, making fun of police for not catching him. But it was that very phone call that led to the man’s arrest. 

St. Johns County deputies say they pulled over a white car for a broken tail light. Before the deputy could reach the driver, he sped off. An hour later, they got a call from Nicholas Jones.

“I like ran from a cop 30 minutes to an hour ago,” Jones said. “Like what do we pay you guys for? Like, I’ve driven past four cops.”

“What do you mean you ran from a cop?” the dispatcher asked.

“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,” Jones said.

The dispatcher tracked his cell phone and Jones’ name popped up along with an outstanding warrant for probation violation.

Deputies later found Jones shopping at Ross. They say they also found drugs in his car.

In the back of the squad car, deputies say Jones laughed when they told him he ratted on himself.

His charges include fleeing, possession of drugs and probation violation for a previous car theft.


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