Fugitive Calls In Threat, Forgets to Turn Off Caller ID

Which made it pretty easy for cops to track him down
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2014 1:51 PM CST
Fugitive Calls In Threat, Forgets to Turn Off Caller ID
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If your plan for evading the police involves phoning in a bomb threat, you might want to make sure you turn off caller ID before making said threat. Jacob R. Moore of Idaho apparently forgot that little detail Friday before allegedly calling in a threat about Atlas Elementary School in Hayden, making the fugitive pretty easy for cops to pick up, KXLY reports. The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force was staking out Moore's house, preparing to arrest him on unrelated felony charges, when the threat was called in to the school, KREM 2 reports. As the school was evacuated and law enforcement did a sweep—and found nothing dangerous—authorities traced the caller ID to the very home the task force was observing.

Authorities think Moore called in the threat to take attention away from the home, allowing him an escape route; instead, when they traced the number to the house, officers arrested him as planned. Along with the unrelated charge for which he was initially wanted, Moore, 25, faces charges of making a false bomb report at a school, obstructing an officer, and drug paraphernalia possession. (More strange stuff stories.)

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