I guess there just isn’t enough police brutality going in Ft. Payne, AL because a black guy tried to manufacture some. What he did was call in a fake shooting, reported himself as the suspect, and then stood on his porch filming himself saying he just knew the cops were going to come by and harass him. I guess it never occurred to him that the police can trace phone calls or that leaving video evidence always unravels bullshit.
WHNT reports that 28-year-old Michael Duran Havis made an “anonymous” call to 911 saying there was shooting. He even used some kind of sound effects to make it seem like there was a shooting going on. He described the shooter as a black male in a white hoodie and then hung up.
Meanwhile, Havis who is a black male and was wearing a white hoodie in the location of the fake shooting report, made this video that he streamed on Facebook.
“All right people, so check this out. I’m chilling’ on my front porch. I ain’t bothering nobody. And see these police, they just just keep riding by. Now I bet you a million dollars that these police is going to come back and say something to me,” said Havis.
Don’t take that bet, he stacked the deck.
“Now I ain’t doing nothing as y’all see. I’m just sitting here on my front porch, minding my own business. And these white folks done rolled by, two times already, staring and shit. I bet you anything that they come back,” he continued.
Havis then complains that he’s from “the hood” and he’s sick and tired of cops always hassling him just because he’s black.
The police eventually arrive and Havis congratulates himself for being a “fucking genius.” The police officers show up and instruct him to put his phone away, but it keeps recording in his pocket. He is cuffed and the officers clear his apartment. One of the officers finds the phone recording in his pocket and that’s when they start to think something funny is going on.
Police canvassed the neighborhood but couldn’t find anyone else who heard the shooting. They looked at his Facebook video and traced the 911 call to his phone. On top of that, there was surveillance video of Havis on the phone, faking gun shot noises as he placed the bogus call.
Havis was arrested for rendering a false alarm but that’s hardly the extent of his legal troubles. He was on probation for a felony conviction, so his probation was yanked and he’s head back to the slammer to serve out his sentence. He is a fucking genius, isn’t he?
This loser wanted to show that police harass black men just for the color of their skin but instead he proved that the Ft. Payne Police Depart is professional and efficient.