Cry-Baby of the Week
It’s time, once again, to marvel at some idiots who don’t know how to handle the world:
Cry-Baby #1: Julius Lopowitz
The incident: A man was given a speeding ticket.
The appropriate response: Paying it. Or contesting it if you don’t think you deserve it.
The actual response: He dialed 911 and reported a fake murder in progress in the hopes of distracting the issuing officer.
Earlier this week, a West Melbourne, Florida man named < strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Julius Lopowitz was pulled over for speeding.
As the officer who pulled him over was writing his ticket, 911 dispatchers received a call to report a possible murder in progress.
“There is a murder that’s going to happen, I swear,” the caller said. “On Wingate and Hollywood. Definitely someone going to get shot. Please, please, Wingate and Hollywood. Please.”
He then hung up the phone.
As every available officer was being dispatched to the intersection of Wingate and Hollywood, the man called back.
This time he said, I swear, there’s going to be a murder any second. There’s a man and a gun. Please.
When he hung up this time, 911 dispatchers looked in their records for the caller’s name. As he’d called 911 before, they had his name on record. The name was < strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Julius Lopowitz.
The dispatcher said Julius’ name over the police radio, and the officer who’d pulled Jules over recognized it as the name he was writing on a speeding ticket.
It almost worked, < strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Police Lt. < strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Rich Cordeau told local news station WBTV. The officer was trying to wrap up quickly to respond.
Police believe that Julius made the fake calls when the officer’s back was turned to write the ticket.
Julius is now facing a felony charge that carries a five-year maximum prison term. Which is quite a bit worse than a $200 speeding ticket, so fuck knows what he’ll pull to try and get out of that one.0