A Michigan man who placed nearly 50 calls to emergency dispatchers claiming he supported ISIS has been charged with harassment.
According to police, Mohamed Aweis Mohamed, 30, was detained in the Grand Forks County Correctional Center after 911 dispatchers reported receiving 47 calls from him in less than a week in early February.
Court documents revealed that the suspect placed 44 calls to dispatchers on February 3 to voice his opposition to President Trump. A Grand Forks police officer confirmed that the calls came from the suspect’s phone after Mohamed voluntarily allowed the officer to search his call logs.
Dialogue between Mohamed and dispatchers detailed in court documents reveal that Mohamed claimed he supported ISIS, “dislikes” women, and that Trump fueled the morale of the Islamic State. He also noted that he had no freedom in the U.S., and wanted to go home to Canada.
On February 3 officers were dispatched to Mohamed’s address where they heard a male speaking inside the house. Police reported that “The male subject knew law enforcement (was) en route to his residence and said he would run, would not answer the door and would not be cooperative with them at any point. The suspect would not open the door for officers and continued to call 911 for no legitimate purpose other than to vent his frustrations.”
Police contacted Mohamed again on February 8, issuing a request for him to cease calling 911 and questioning him about his ISIS claims. Mohamed asserted that he called dispatchers because “he knew his rights and because he loved America.” He claimed that drinking was a motivating factor in the calls containing “rants about U.S. President Trump.”
Mohamed is charged with misdemeanor harassment which carries a maximum sentence of one year imprisonment and a $3,000 fine. His first court appearance is scheduled for March 29.
Mohammed has been charged for harassment in two separate but similar cases, both involving multiple calls to 911. Despite all the pending charges, Grand Forks Police Lt. Derik Zimmel announced that there is no evidence at this time to indicate that Mohamed is a threat to the public.
H/T: Grand Forks Herald
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