Cops: 'President' Asks to Talk To Tim Tebow
The following arrest information was supplied by the Hopatcong police department. It does not indicate a conviction.
A Hopatcong man told police he was the president looking speak to Tim Tebow before officers found him hiding under pillows and clothes in his mom's closet, police said.
Jason Slater, 28, called 911 three times late June 10, refusing to give the dispatcher information each time, police said. Then he called the Hopatcong police department's main line, saying he was the president and he wanted to talk with Tebow, the New York Jets' backup quarterback, police said.
Officer David Kraus traced the call to Slater's home, police said. But when officers arrived, and Slater's mother gave them permission to search the house, he wasn't in his room, police said.
Officers noticed the door to his mother's room was closed, police said. After the mother granted police permission to search her room, Slater was found in her closet, hiding, police said.
Slater cursed at the officers several times before he was arrested and taken to the Hopatcong police department, where he was charged with making false public alarms and hindering his apprehension, police said.
After Slater was released, he threw his summons complaint to the ground outside of the department, police said. He was warned to pick it up, police said. Then he grabbed it and threw it back on the ground by Dunkin' Donuts on Hopatchung Road, police said.
Officer Paul Barta then charged Slater with littering, police said.
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