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18-year-old arrested for making false 911 calls throughout Hillsborough County

Posted at 9:19 AM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 09:26:23-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — An 18-year-old man was arrested and charged with making multiple false 911 calls throughout Hillsborough County.

Domerell Lott, 18, called in a bomb threat at a Brandon Boston Market Tuesday night and then threatened to shoot up Bloomingale High School Wednesday afternoon, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said they determined those threats were not true, but that the same phone number had been used to call 911.

On Thursday afternoon deputies received another 911 call. This time the caller said a black male carrying a long gun had climbed over the fence of Clair-Mel Elementary School.

After the school was placed on lock down, deputies found a black Nissan Sentra parked across the street with Lott inside of it.

Lott was taken into custody and deputies later, through their investigation, located Lott's cell phone, which was used to make all three false 911 calls.

Lott is charged with misuse of 911 more than $100.00 (x3), false report of a bomb, a false report of use of firearm in a violent manner (x2), disrupting a school function (x2).