WASHINGTON (CNN/PIX11) — Washington transit police arrested a man Wednesday who appeared on MTV’s “Catfish” on charges he made “terroristic threats” against Washington subway stations, buses and trains.
Police allege Jerez Nehemiah Stone-Coleman, also known as Kidd Cole, made 11 phone calls reporting “bomb threats and/or hostage situations” that spurred responses from law enforcement, but ended up being hoaxes. He was arrested Wednesday morning at his home in the 1600 block of Fort Davis Place in Washington.
A criminal complaint alleges Stone-Coleman made the threats between December and May 12 to the Metro Transit Police Communications Division.
“In each instance, the caller conveyed specific threat information concerning destructive devices and intended acts of violence,” Metro Transit Police said in a press release.
According to police, each call prompted an emergency response concerning explosives or acts of violence.
The release alleges several incidents, including a Jan. 22, 2015 threat in which Stone-Coleman threatened to take hostages on a metrobus and kill them unless he was paid a $15 million ransom. In another alleged threat, Stone-Coleman said an individual wearing “all black clothing” and glasses had threatened to blow up a bus and was brandishing an AS-50 sniper rifle.
On January 20, Stone-Coleman allegedly told police that people “from France” told him they planned on ambushing the President’s motorcade and assassinating him. He claimed those same people said they would kill a police officer. As a precaution, police shut down an entire subway stop to sweep for bombs or other explosives.
Stone-Coleman also alleged that there was a bomb at the White House.
Authorities used cell phone records, video surveillance footage from stations and buses and telephone audio to identify Stone-Coleman, the press release said. A warrant for his arrest was issued on Tuesday.
“This case demonstrates the seriousness with which we take all threats and the lengths to which we will go to bring those responsible to justice,” said Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik.
“Catfish” is an MTV show in which hosts investigate, then call out people online for misrepresenting themselves. Stone-Coleman appeared in a popular 2014 episode where one of the hosts became so angry he threw Coleman’s cell phone into the water.
PIX11 News reached out to MTV and “Catfish” host Nev Schulman for comment. Neither have responded at this time.