|Published:||Sep 21, 2010 5:04 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 21, 2010 12:33 AM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - An officer and 2 dispatchers have been fired after they plotted a fake crime scene to get a pair of ex-lovers back together.
Officer Jason Moore and dispatchers Joeleen Jeffery and Michael Grimmett were terminated after an internal affairs investigation showed they faked a suspicious person's call.
The investigation showed Moore requesting the fake call so his cop ex-girlfriend would show up at the Edison Mall and confront him.
Moore said he did it because the two had broken up and he felt it was the only way he could talk to her - and confess his love.
The dispatchers agreed with the plot, but instead of sending it to Moore's ex, the report went out to multiple units, which responded thinking the call was real.
Moore admitted his actions to his sergeant.
The three had been fired for knowingly going along with the false information.
Another dispatcher, Michael Grimmett, is accused of coming up with the description of the fake suspect. It was for a black male wearing jeans and a t-shirt looking into car windows in the mall parking lot.
Several officers responded to Edison Mall thinking the call was real.