Former “catfish” on MTV’s Catfish, Jerez Nehemiah Stone-Coleman, AKA Kidd Cole, was sentenced to 21 months in prison on March 22, 2016 for making false threats against several public transit stations in Washington, D.C. He was also given three years of supervised release upon completion of his sentence.
In May of 2015, he was arrested on eleven counts of making terroristic threats over the previous five months. He was threatening to bomb the DC Mass Transit system! He also threatened the president’s motorcade and called something in about a hostage situation, The dude is batshit crazy! In eleven instances, emergency response teams were called in to take action and some transit services were disrupted in the city. He has been in the DC jail since his arrest on May 27, 2015.
“Kidd Cole” pled guilty in federal court to making threats involving explosive materials, admitting he called 911 more than 300 times from December 2014 to May 2015. Here are just some of the threatening phone calls he made:
- On January 22, 2015, he said that he and his friends were planning to take hostages on Metrobus 6149 and that they would kill the hostages if they were not paid a $15 million ransom.
- On February 22, 2015, MTPD received a bomb threat against Metrobus 7130 from a Kidd Cole who said that an individual wearing “all black clothing” and glasses had threatened to blow up the bus and was brandishing an AS-50 sniper rifle. He also claimed that the bus was near the Capitol.
- On May 12, 2015, he claimed that someone had approached his nephew and told him that he was planning to blow up the Metro station.
- He also called in a violent threat against a specific Metrobus in the District of Columbia. The bus was evacuated and a random person who “fit the description” he gave was detained by the police for questioning.
- On April 14, 2015, he called 911 and said that a bomb had been placed at the McPherson Square Metro station, and that there was a bomb at the White House.
- On May 5, 2015, he said he had information concerning plans to blow up a bus at the Potomac Avenue Metro station.
You may remember this Kidd Cole dude as the craziest episode of Catfish EVER. Nev, who is normally very mild mannered, grabbed the kid’s phone and threw it in the ocean! I thought Nev was going to take a swing at the guy, And it only got worse from there! Read the recap below!
Here is my orginal recap of his episode:
Lucille says she has a little brother big sister relationship with Kidd Cole, music producer, who works with Kanye West. One day, his manager, Miguel, calls to invite her to his birthday party as a special guest so they can meet. YAY! The assistant asked her to help make some calls for an upcoming project and she worked for him for two weeks setting up security and drivers. She PAID FOR EVERYTHING UPFRONT! Because, idiot. So this is a weird one. There is no romance involved at all Lucille was scammed online and she wants to catch the bad guy. Lucille is mad!
Nev and Max call Allison to see how artists get listed on the MTV website’s artist page because Kidd Cole is listed there. She says it’s pretty easy for people to add themselves. She has never heard of Kidd Cole. Kidd says he is signed with G.O.O.D. music. Allison says she can make a call to confirm that. It’s interesting that the blur the face of Kanye West in a photo that is supposed to be Kidd and Kanye hanging out. When the guys do some investigating the determine that Miguel and Kidd Cole are the same person. They also find a Facebook site about Kidd Cole being a scam artist! (That is clearly where production found the story, contacted him first and then Lucille just played along like she called them, because why would anyone think to call Catfish about an Internet scam?) The boys contact the girl who made the page.
The boys and Lucille go to D.C. to meet with Loretta, who is a limo driver scammed by Kidd. She has met him in person so they will be able to identify who Kidd really is. On the drive down, Allison confirms that G.O.O.D. has never heard of Kidd Cole. Loretta always dropped Kidd off at what looks like some projects. Shouldn’t that have been a red flag? After she realized she was scammed, she went to the apartment which turned out to be his grandmother’s place. He was not there but the mother and grandmother were. The mother would not even come out to speak to her, but the grandmother eventually admitted that Kidd and his mama had been staying there for two months because they are homeless. Loretta is a great detective and is stealing the show! Kidd has an arrest record for fraud. Apparently, as Apollo would say, he is “a thief of that essence.”
The boys and Lucille arrange for a meetup. The kid (who has obviously signed a release and was wearing a mike) seems nervous. Lucille is acting like she just wanted to meet the famous Kidd Cole. However, when Nev called him on the phone, he called him by his real name, Jerez. Anyway, they lead him down the garden path asking about his upcoming projects. Kidd says he has been in the studio working with a couple of people. He is having trouble thinking on his feet and answering the questions. He says all his beats are copyrighted and he is completely legit. Jerez suddenly gets really busy on his phone. By the way, they are at a pier, (near the requisite large body of water) and I keep thinking this kid is gonna jump. Many of his texts with Lucille were suicidal. This is getting creepy. Nev admires the case for Jerez’s phone and asks to see it, Jerez lets him. Nev throws the phone in the water! Nev confronts him, hard! Nev is pissed.
The producers step in and apologize for Nev and tell Jerez they will get him a new phone. The producers pull Nev away to try to calm him down. Meanwhile, Lucille takes a turn at Jerez using a quieter approach. Jerez takes off his mike and gives it to the producer and says he is done. Nev apologizes to the guy for throwing his phone into the water. Jerez says he has a session tomorrow, so to shut them up, he will invite them to that.
The next day they go to a house where Jerez is supposed to be recording. When they get there, there is a note on the door that says, “come in, we are downstairs in the studio.” They all head downstairs but this whole episode is making me nervous. Downstairs is a decent studio and Jerez is there with Hadi, the sound engineer who lives there with his parents in the basement, as all professional sound engineers do. So far, everything seems legit!
The two professional musicians play a track for the gang that is supposed to be Jerez, but it’s not it’s a famous group completely unrelated. Nev pretends that he wants to lay down a track. Neither tweedle dee nor tweedle dum have any idea how to work the equipment in whoever’s house they are in. It’s hysterical. Hadi basically bolts and then comes clean. He’s known Kidd for about a month and he asked him to find a studio for them to film in, he does not live there, he is not a sound engineer.
Nev and Max confront Kidd about his thieving ways. Nev gets a little heated and the producers call for a break. Kidd is outraged that he is being disrespected. Seriously, this fool could be Apollo’s little brother. They both have so many haters trying to damage their brands! During the break, Max has a gentle go at the guy, and has a bit of a break through with him.
It’s time for the therapy session by MTV. Jerez wipes away his tears with his long stiletto nails and everyone leaves. On the update, Lucille says she has changed her major to criminal justice. Kidd Cole refused to be interviewed and is currently claiming he is producing for Beyoncé. He continues to scam people in exactly the same manner. However, he is currently undergoing a mental evaluation to see if he is sane enough to stand trial in Virginia.