Florida Man Butt-Dials 911; His Murder Plot Gets Accidentally Recorded

Categories: Crime, Crime

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Scott Simon
This just in from the Broward Sheriff's Office:

At 6:41 a.m. on May 5, "a man who orchestrated a murder on Interstate 95 'pocket dialed' 911 just before [a] fatal shooting. On a recorded line, Scott Simon can be heard telling someone else that he's going to follow the victim home and kill him. Minutes later, 33-year-old Nicholas Walker was shot and killed while driving his car onto the highway."

The killing occurred at the on-ramp to I-95 at Commercial Boulevard in Oakland Park, near Fort Lauderdale.

Though officers don't believe he pulled the trigger, Simon, 24, was arrested Tuesday night by officers from the Broward Sheriff's Office and charged with first-degree murder. Detectives say he organized the shooting after arguing with Walker at a Waffle House.

From a news release:

When deputies arrived at the scene shortly after 6:40 a.m., they found Walker's silver Buick crashed into a guard rail. Deputies and Oakland Park Fire Rescue extinguished a fire in the engine compartment, but Walker had already died of gunshot wounds. The investigation prompted a three-hour closure of all southbound lanes of I-95.

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One of two suspects who is still at large.
Detectives are asking the public to help identify two other suspects. Both were in a black 2012 Buick GS early on May 5. Call in tips to 954-321-4281 or anonymously at Crime Stoppers 954-493-TIPS (8477) or via browardcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

Alas, BSO says "the errant 911 call will not be released," nor will Simon's arrest warrant, which has been sealed.



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26 comments
frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

so an OBAMAphone is responsible for solving a crime ? ! ?

and where do these miscreants get a 2012 model new car ? ! ?

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

for ANYone that thinks EDUCATION is too expensive - well just look here at the cost of IGNORANCE

what i really don't understand is why these loosers don't just ALL mass suicide and get it over with instead of enduring poverty and roaches and no air conditioning and burger king and fried chicken

i think they are ALL so dumb that it never occurs to them that maybe they COULD just end it all

June Lora Gilbert
June Lora Gilbert

Crime don't pay. Glad they caught him . That's God way for justice for the deceased person.

Jorge Navarro
Jorge Navarro

Either he has bad luck or he talks about murder all the time.

Xoo Toth
Xoo Toth

Guess we are going to have to ban Waffle House Restaurants in America

FatHand
FatHand

It's always surprising the first time you see a picture of a popular NPR radio host. I'm not surprised Scott Simon has a violent side though. I bet he calls his gun The Weekend Edition.

jarinman
jarinman

@frankd4 What does obama have to do with this? Are you being racist, or just stupid?

jarinman
jarinman

@frankd4 Had to throw in a little racism there, eh? ('fried chicken'). And, for the record, saying that someone else's life has 'no value' and that they should 'kill themselves' is the same logic that killers use to justify murder. If you devalue someone else's life, you can waste it.

Life is beautiful. People should enjoy it to its fullest and respect the potential of every human. If people did, there would be less crime like the one described above. 

jarinman
jarinman

@June Lora Gilbert God doesn't ensure justice. Many murderers get away with it and live until old age. One example doesn't undo many cracks in the criminal justice system. Either God ignores certain people and not others, keeps himself out of human affairs, or *gasp* isn't real. 

doodiebutt86
doodiebutt86

@Joe Toth Stop trying to be clever, it clearly doesn't suit you.

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

jarinman,

that's what these cellphones are called on the street "OBAMAPHONEs" because the government pays for them

race has NOTHING to do with it POVERTY does

as for the make and model of the CARs its a typical "gansta ride" - no insurance of course

are these OBSERVATIONs a SURPRISE to you ?

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

jarinman,

well then tell me - what redeeming social community VALUE do YOU see in these characters ? ! ? do YOU even think these guys are even LITERATE ?

what overall contribution will they ever make to REPAY assisted and government supported HOUSING (section 8) and FOOD (SNAP program) and SOCIAL SERVICES (welfare and child support) such as health care and public safety ? ! ?

and as for racism i see that even BLACK people reject these thugs - and it is too bad funding and resources need to be totally wasted on them when so many others are in NEEDY situations

i agree LIFE is beautiful but THUGS like these guys are only a detraction

jarinman
jarinman

@frankd4 The 'Obamaphone' myth was debunked, check snopes.com for the scoop.

Crime of course correlates with low socioeconomic position, because people are more desperate. But its a fault of our faulty and unfair economic system, not some imagined inferiority of poor people.

A few things to back this up:

First, there are recessions where the number of people in poverty vastly increase/decrease. If these people were 'inferior', such shifting would not be possible. The economic system must be partially to blame.

Secondly, social mobility is substantially easier in countries with more of a social safety nate. Case in point is Switzerland, with more 'socialism' and less poverty.




jarinman
jarinman

@frankd4 If you measured life's value by the value to a society a person presented ('social community value'), then you'd devalue minorities in racist societies. If you think that someone that society rejects doesn't have any value, you're wrong. Each person, even independent of society, has a consciousness full of hope and joy. 

jarinman
jarinman

@frankd4 @frankd4 That you measure 'value of life' by such incredibly superficial things as amount of money paid to the government shows you aren't connected to the greatness of life. Consciousness brings with it the ability to perceive and think, which is a great possibility  The ability to feel joy alone is enough to give value to anyone, regardless of education. The value of joy is infinite, because all other things are merely means to that end; the government, or material goods, or education, are not of any use if humans could not experience joy in life.

"
even BLACK people reject these thugs?" The world 'even' implies you're surprised. Your posts continue to have racist undertones. 

And, for the record, I agree that we should do something to challenge dangerous criminals (but not all poor people are 'thugs' or criminals, see response above). But, jailing will be enough to prevent violent crimes without eliminating a life. 




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