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Man Gets No Reward for Calling 911 Before Crime Hotline

Associated Press

June 25, 2010

COCOA, Fla. (AP) – A Florida man who reported a suspect wanted in a string of bomb threats will not get a $5,000 reward because he called 911 before the local crime hotline.

Central Florida Crimeline’s board of directors unanimously agreed Wednesday to not award the prize to 22-year-old Mike Schillmoeller.

The man was walking his dog May 25 when he spotted David Disharoon, a homeless man accused of calling in threats to more than 50 schools, hospitals and other places. Schillmoeller reportedly called Crimeline 20 minutes after calling 911.

The nonprofit organization’s executive director, Barb Bergin, says Disharoon was already in custody when they got the tip, so Crimeline didn’t play a role in solving the case.

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