Arrest Warrant Issued for Ex-Con Accused of Faking His Way Into Philly Schools
Jerez Stone-Coleman, a 23-year-old who once appeared on MTV's "Catfish," allegedly met with students in three Philly high schools by posing as a famous DJ for Alicia Keys earlier this month.
An arrest warrant has been issued for the ex-con who allegedly faked his way into three Philadelphia public schools earlier this month.
Authorities say 23-year-old Jerez Nehemiah Stone-Coleman, of Maryland, was granted access to Philly schools after he pretended to be a famous DJ for Alicia Keys. He reportedly entered the High School for Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) on Broad Street, Benjamin Franklin High School in Lawncrest, and South Philadelphia High School on May 2nd and May 3rd.
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office says that it is filing charges against Stone-Coleman for criminal trespass and false impersonation.
Lee Whack, a spokesperson for the School District of Philadelphia, said Stone-Coleman claimed to go by “DJ Silent Assassin” and said he was going to talk to students about the music industry and why it’s important to stay in school. Whack called Stone-Coleman an “impersonator” earlier this month and said that he “should not have been approved to speak in our schools.”
Whack added that either school officials or security, or both, were present during Stone-Coleman’s interactions with students. The district reportedly gave Stone-Coleman the boot after a student looked up “DJ Silent Assassin” and started questioning his identity.
“We are definitely going back over all of our procedures in order to make sure something like this does not happen going forward,” Whack said in early May.
Stone-Coleman is known for his appearance on MTV’s Catfish, a reality TV show about people who fake their identities online.
He also has a criminal record: he was sentenced to 21 months in prison in March 2016 for calling in false threats against the Washington, D.C., transit system more than 300 times between December 2014 and May 2015. He was released from federal prison at the end of 2016.
In a message sent to CBS3 on Twitter, DJ Silent Assassin reportedly said, typos included: “No crime happened, nor iam a threat to anyone, nor iam I faking to be anyone I actually make music, I’m actually an official music producer so I’m not understanding what’s the problem.”