Once a cheater, always in trouble?
Professional scam artist Kidd Cole, best known for his appearance on MTV's Catfish, was nabbed in D.C. for making terroristic phone calls to the city's transit police. According to WUSA9, between December 2014 and sometime this month, he made 11 phony reports of ambushes he said were going to take place on trains, buses and at Metro stations.
The most recent alleged false claim: that someone told his nephew that they were plotting to blow up one of the stations.
Cole became widely known for fibbing about being signed to Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music imprint. He told Catfish producers (and the show's audience) that he had executive produced Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love."
He became notorious among Metro police for several hoax bombs and insisting that he and his friends would take hostages if they were not given $15 million in ransom. He even caused an innocent to be detained after one 911 call.
"We have no greater responsibility than protecting Metro's customers and employees," said Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik. "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."
One-third of the federal workforce and millions of tourists are among Metro riders.
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(Photo: D.C. Metro Transit Police)