A Seattle man is dealing with potential expenses after he allegedly falsely reported to 911, claiming a younger black male was brandishing a gun close to a bus cease, authorities stated.
“Well, I’m at the bus stop, and there’s a colored young man and I can see a pistol right there,” the caller, recognized as Tamon Leverette, advised the 911 operator, according to speak radio host Jason Rantz of MyNorthwest.
“I saw him fidgeting with a pistol at the bus stop, so it’s kind of scared me,” he continued, noting the individual solely seems to be 16 to 17 years outdated and too younger for holding a firearm.
Arlington Police within the Seattle metropolitan space responded to the decision on Feb. 22 and it turned out Leverette truly referred to as 911 himself, figuring out himself as another person named “Stacy Williams.”
Officials on the scene situated Leverette and have confirmed they haven’t discovered he carried a weapon following a quick search.
“Tamon pulled up his left pant leg, showing me a Department of Corrections (DOC) GPS tracking ankle band,” the officer wrote in an incident report, in accordance with MyNorthwest.
“He informed me that he was not doing anything wrong, just waiting for the bus to come so he could go to his DOC check in with his assigned DOC Officer,” the report continues.
The subsequent day, Leverette claimed he turned the sufferer of racial profiling, telling his DOC officer the police stopped him for no cause as a result of he’s “black.”
After Leverette’s claims, the DOC officer reached out to the person named “Stacy Williams” to observe up on the incident, unraveling the rip-off.
“I noted that the voice mail was set up by a mail with a voice that seemed very similar to that of Tamon,” the officer wrote within the report obtained by MyNorthwest.
“I asked Dispatch if this phone number had been previously used for any calls to 911 Dispatch. The Dispatcher notified me shortly after that the phone number had called 911 on five separate occasions in December of 2020 for ‘Civil’ calls at an address of 520 Commercial Ave, Darrington, WA. Dispatch advised me that the only name used to call into 911 on those incidents was ‘Tamon L.’”
Leverette was arrested after detectives confirmed that the telephone quantity belonged to him. He may face two counts of false reporting, although no expenses have been introduced but.
The suspect’s motive within the false 911 report remains to be unclear, although detectives investigating the incident have found that Leverette allegedly “mentioned that he could see himself in a similar situation as ‘George Floyd.’”
Arlington Police Chief Jonathan Ventura told the Washington Examiner the false report “unnecessarily placed our officers, our community, and the subject making the false call at risk.”
“This call highlights the training and professionalism of our officers despite the apparent attempt to goad law enforcement into some type of negative response or altercation,” he stated. “These type[s] of calls only serve to create division at a time when we need unity.”