Florida man arrested after calling 911 to brag about fleeing traffic stop


ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. (WESH/CNN) — A Florida man has been arrested after deputies say he fled a traffic stop and then called 911 to brag about it.

First Coast News reports Nicholas Jones, 19, has been charged with reckless driving, fleeing and eluding, misusing 911 and violation of probation.

According to an arrest report, a deputy was trying to pull over a Hyundai for a traffic stop when the car took off, speeding out of a parking lot.

Roughly an hour later, Jones reportedly called 911 and had the following interaction:

Caller: “I want to know…. I, like, ran from a cop 30 minutes to an hour ago. I was the guy… that… over there off of Kings Estates. Like, what do we pay you guys for… like, I’ve driven past four cops.”

Dispatcher: “What do you mean you ran from a cop?”

Caller: “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 him.”

Dispatcher: “OK, you want to now see the officer. Or… What’s your question?”

Caller: “Like… My question is … I’m assuming he put an APB 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?”

Dispatcher: “Well, we’re working on many calls, sir.”

Deputies were able to track Jones down, and when asked why he ran from a traffic stop, he reportedly smiled but didn’t initially respond.

Asked why he would call 911 to gloat about it, Jones said, “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.”

He eventually also said he thought fleeing the police would be “fun.”

Deputies told Jones that the officer that attempted to pull him over did not have his plate number and they were only able to arrest him because they tracked his 911 call.

“That’s funny. So I told on myself?” Jones asked, according to the arrest report. “No cop can catch me in my Hyundai Elantra, that thing is fast.”

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