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Dumb Crime: Sheriff's Son in 'Terror' Arrest

By November 1, 2010

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Jeremy Summers Mug ShotWell... that must've been embarrassing.

Police in Chattanooga, Tennessee were sent on a wild goose chase when a 911 caller said shots were fired and people were down in the city's busy Market Street area.

But it turns out the "tip" was actually a prank caller... and the caller was the son of the sheriff in Catoosa County, Georgia, just over the nearby state line.

Police arrested 28-year-old Jeremy Summers and charged him with commission of acts of terrorism, filing a false police report, abuse of the 911 system and public intoxication, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Apparently, dad's law-enforcing ways didn't get passed down to the son.

WRCB-TV says the younger Summers lost his license for a year after being arrested for driving under the influence in 2004. By 2005, a third DUI charged was dropped.

He was arrested for stealing pizza and a CD from a car in 2006, which earned him a stint in the Silverdale Workhouse, a prison where the inmates work, according to the report.

Dad must be so proud. (Dumb Crime du Jour)


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    November 3, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    (1) ken says:

    He looks like an idiot with that 90s bleached blond haircut

    November 3, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    (2) Heywood says:

    Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…just saying.

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