Jerez Nehemiah Stone-Coleman, who goes by the name Kidd Cole, was arrested Wednesday morning at his home in the 1600 block of Fort Davis Place, SE.
Investigators say Stone-Coleman phoned in false bomb and hostage threats approximately 11 times. Each incident resulted in an emergency response and some led to disruptions in transit service.
In May 2014, Stone-Coleman appeared as Kidd Cole in an episode of the MTV reality show "Catfish," which documents people who pretend to be someone they're not by posting false information on social media sites.Police used cell phone records, video surveillance and telephone audio to identify the suspect. He is due in court Thursday.
Police released the following details about some of the threats:On January 22, 2015, the caller stated that he and his friends were planning to take hostages on Metrobus 6149 and that they would kill the hostages if they were not paid a $15 million ransom.
On February 22, 2015, MTPD received a bomb threat against Metrobus 7130 from a caller who advised that an individual wearing "all black clothing" and glasses had threatened to blow up the bus and was brandishing an AS-50 sniper rifle. The caller advised that the bus was near the Capitol.
On May 12, 2015, the caller claimed that someone had approached his nephew and told him that he/she was planning to blow up the Metro station.
In another 911 hoax call, a violent threat was conveyed against a Metrobus in the District of Columbia. The bus was stopped, evacuated and an innocent citizen who matched the lookout given by the caller was detained, questioned and frisked.
On April 14, 2015, the caller told a 911 dispatcher that a bomb had been placed at the McPherson Square Metro station, and that there was a bomb at the White House.