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The Vlogger

December 14, 2020 6:37 AM EST


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On December 13, 2020 Jeremy Dewitte received an email from YouTube vlogger Jay Horowitz. Horowitz runs a YouTube channel called Real World Police.

In January 2020 Jay Horowitz began uploading body camera footage of Jeremy Dewitte. From the beginning of his uploads Horowitz accused Dewitte of being a serial police impersonator. He began the year with 300,000 subscribers and as he rapidly turned his channel into what he jokingly called “The Jeremy Dewitte Channel” the number of subscribers tripled.

Despite labeling himself a journalist Jay Horowitz didn’t appear to be impartial when he openly mocked and defamed Jeremy Dewitte every week for nearly a year.

Dr. Phil Show producers claimed they watched Jay Horowitz’s videos but they were skeptical about his videos. One of the executive producers believed Horowitz edited his videos in a way to slant the information in his favor. The Dr. Phil Show reached out to Jay Horowitz multiple times. The producers said they asked him whether he manipulated his videos and spliced them together. They also asked him to make an appearance on the show during a November 2020 taping. Jay Horowitz refused to speak to them on the phone, he refused to appear and according to the executive producers he was afraid he would be sued by Jeremy Dewitte.

The show producers also reached out to JeremyDewitteCase.com. When we spoke to the production team we were told the website was the catalyst for contacting Jeremy Dewitte. The show believed the felony cases against Dewitte were no longer black and white and there may be another side to his story which included police corruption.

After failing to appear on the show and being replaced by another vlogger named Blue Bacon, Jay Horowitz began to slowly release information in favor of Jeremy Dewitte. One of those pieces was an email from Sergeant Keith Vidler’s supervisor Ronald Chapman. In the series of emails Larry D. Krantz, who is currently Chief of Police of Casselberry Police Department, ordered Orange County deputies to stand down on any enforcement actions against Metro-State Special Services.

On December 13, 2020 Jay Horowitz sent an email to Jeremy Dewitte’s business email. In the email Horowitz described a crime with a victim’s name. Jay Horowitz asked Dewitte to confirm the information in the email and he also stated he was beginning to believe Jeremy Dewitte.

Assuming he was revealing new and relevant information, Jay Horowitz continued in his email that he would also forward the information to Amir Ladan, Jeremy Dewitte’s defense attorney. Jeremy Dewitte responded with the following emails:

We spoke to Jeremy Dewitte and he claimed he and his attorney knew everything Jay Horowitz typed in his email almost two years ago. Dewitte said he and the victim of the crime were in fact on great terms, the victim used Ladan’s services this year and most of the statements in the email were incorrect or confused with another case.

Horowitz tried to destroy me and my family, he tried to ruin my chances for a fair trial and he has put my life in danger with the threats to kill me and kill my family that we receive everyday from strangers. And he thinks I care about some case from years ago? No. I care about my family, friends and my future and suing him for everything he has and everything he ever thought about having.

Jeremy Dewitte

Before Jay Horowitz became Real World Police he went by the alias Yair Horowitz who lived in New York, New York. During a short marriage that ultimately ended in divorce with a woman named Amy “Ayo” Oppenheimer, he placed an ad on a website called CouchSurfing.

CouchSurfing.com allows travelers and those without homes of their own to find a place to stay all over the world. Hosts can also create accounts and offer their homes for travelers.

After his divorce Jay “Yair” Horowitz enjoyed CouchSurfing’s services once more as a single man in Austin, Texas.

CouchSurfing has gained a reputation for being a hookup app and there have been numerous complaints about sexual advances made by hosts and travelers. Customers weren’t happy when CouchSurfing recently became a paid service and forced its members to either contribute $2.99 per month or $17.99 per year.

Prior to the changes to CouchSurfing’s product Jay “Yair” Horowitz and Amy “Ayo” Oppenheimer traveled to the Dominican Republic and stayed at a nudist resort. During their stay a police report was written and a complaint against Horowitz was made.

We will discuss the details in Part Two of this post as well as the terroristic and biological threats Jeremy Dewitte, his family and his friends have received.

The Accident

October 26, 2020 7:20 AM EST

**Recently we discussed a YouTuber named Unit 88 who has copied and pasted our original content in a post called The Idiot. There is yet another YouTuber named The King’s Palace who has taken edited videos from this site. JeremyDewitteCase isn’t affiliated with either individual and we have never allowed anyone to take content from this site.**

On October 11, 2020 Jeremy Dewitte was involved in a traffic accident in Orlando, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol was contacted as well as Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Orange County deputies Jared Alexander, Donald Muller, Troy Polk and Christin Hackey and Trooper Tyler Carstensen arrived on scene.

A motorist named Shamar Smith was traveling westbound on Clarcona Ocoee Road in a left turn lane as he approached the intersection of Apopka Vineland Road. According to Trooper Tyler Carstensen’s report Jeremy Dewitte was also traveling westbound on Clarcona Ocoee Road towards the intersection of Apopka Vineland Road.

Shamar Smith claimed he was in the left turning lane because he was going into a neighborhood to take an alternate route home, but Smith also admitted he made an attempt to overtake Jeremy Dewitte’s vehicle.

Jeremy Dewitte claimed there was a funeral procession in the right lane as he was heading west on Clarcona Ocoee Road in the left travel lane. He stated he saw Shamar Smith change into the left turn lane and attempt to go around him. However Smith shifted back into the left travel lane when he saw a median, and the right side of Smith’s vehicle collided into Dewitte’s SUV.

Prior to speaking to Jeremy Dewitte, Trooper Carstensen spoke to Shamar Smith and the Orange County deputies at the scene.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched when Shamar Smith was heard on a 911 call making physical threats after the traffic accident. Despite the threats Orange County Sheriff’s Office didn’t speak to all of the witnesses nor did they take any witness statements.

According to comments made by Jeremy Dewitte in his body camera video, Deputy Christin Hackey tried several times in the past to obtain Dewitte’s automobile insurance information at the request of Sergeant Keith Vidler from Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

When Trooper Tyler Carstensen arrived it appeared the deputies discussed Jeremy Dewitte’s pending criminal cases as well as Florida Statute 3 1 6. 1 9 7 4.

Carstensen initially declared Jeremy Dewitte as Driver 1 which would allude to the automobile accident being his fault. Trooper Carstensen claimed Dewitte impeded the flow of traffic during the funeral procession. During a brief debate Dewitte insisted he was following the statute and Shamar Smith improperly used the left turn lane to overtake Dewitte’s vehicle.

Trooper Carstensen’s final report named Shamar Smith as Driver 1 and Jeremy Dewitte as Driver 2.

In today’s video Jeremy Dewitte and Trooper Tyler Carstensen discuss the traffic accident as well as Sergeant Keith Vidler’s phone calls to Dewitte’s insurance company in an attempt to have his automobile insurance canceled.

The Traffic Stop II

On September 7, 2019 Jeremy Dewitte was arrested by Windermere Police Department for resisting arrest, unlawful use of a two-way communication device and falsely impersonating a police officer.

Sergeant Mark DeStefano claimed he observed Jeremy Dewitte stopping traffic while flashing lights on his motorcycle at a roundabout on Maguire Road and Park Avenue.

As Jeremy Dewitte and employees of Metro-State Special Services left the area around a tree-lined bend, Sergeant DeStefano stated he never lost sight of Dewitte while he was on his motorcycle and allegedly crossing a double yellow line.

While conducting the traffic stop Jeremy Dewitte’s Florida tag came back as a HIT for a stolen vehicle. Dewitte was placed in handcuffs and detained during the investigation.

In the end Jeremy Dewitte was arrested and charged for resisting arrest without violence, unlawful use of a two-way communication device and falsely impersonating a police officer. The charge for an unlawful use of a two-way communication device was dropped and replaced with a reckless driving charge by the State of Florida.

In September 2020, Jeremy Dewitte was in Windermere, Florida for a business meeting. According to Dewitte, while he was driving he noticed a Windermere police officer following his Metro-State Special Services vehicle in a squad car.

On September 13, 2020 Metro-State Special Services employees Alec Ringdahl, Andrew Ross, Dean Perry and an employee who goes by the callsign of “Oaks” conducted a funeral escort with Apopka Police Department.

During the funeral procession Alec Ringdahl noticed Sergeant Keith Vidler from Orange County Sheriff’s Office parked under a bridge observing Metro-State employees and Apopka police officers.

Sergeant Keith Vidler was in his unmarked patrol car fully dressed in his uniform.

Dean Perry and Oaks were stopped by Sergeant Vidler and received multiple tickets. One of the tickets they received stated both of the men displayed flashing purple lights outside of the funeral procession. According to Metro-State Special Services employees, Sergeant Keith Vidler stopped them during the funeral procession.

Sergeant Vidler’s complaint claimed Perry and Oaks violated Florida Statute 316.2397(7) which states flashing lights are prohibited on vehicles unless with certain exceptions such as a motorist who flashes his lights to change lanes or uses his lights to indicate his vehicle is lawfully stopped. Alec Ringdahl uploaded a video of the encounter.

Florida Statute 316.1974(2)(a) states non-law enforcement funeral escort vehicles shall be equipped with at least one lighted circulation lamp exhibiting an amber or purple light or lens. Flashing amber or purple lights may be used only when such vehicles are used in a funeral procession.

Over the last few months we have received several items from Metro-State Special Services including video footage, screenshots, and text messages. A series of text messages from Steven “Recycle” Negron and photographs of Steven Negron and Victor “Photo” Lopez were forwarded to us this week.

Jeremy Dewitte’s next court date is September 23, 2020 for a trial management conference with Judge Renee Roche.

The Missing Files Part I

On September 16, 2019 Jeremy Dewitte and Deputy Sheriff Todd Mohney contacted 911 in reference to an incident which occurred between the two.

Mohney claimed Jeremy Dewitte attempted to pull him over and impersonate a police officer while driving erratically during a funeral procession. Dewitte claimed Todd Mohney hit him with his vehicle and refused to leave the funeral procession.

Orlando Police Department arrived at Blue Jacket Park and defused the situation. Sergeant Keith Vidler from Orange County Sheriff’s Office also arrived on the scene and detained Metro-State Special Services employees Victor Lopez, Steven Negron and Randall Brocius.

Lopez and Negron were released but Brocius was arrested for openly carrying a weapon.

On the scene Sergeant Vidler spoke to Jeremy Dewitte about a run-in he had with another Metro-State Special Services employee with the callsign of “Repo.” Vidler stated Repo almost ran him off of the road in Lake County, Florida.

We had the opportunity to speak to Repo as he explained his side of the story in an interview we conducted this week.

After the arrest of Randall Brocius, Jeremy Dewitte hired an attorney and filed a complaint with Orange County Sheriff’s Office against Todd Mohney.

A USB flash drive contained hours of video, including the Lake County incident, a separate encounter with Sergeant Keith Vidler during a funeral procession, video surveillance of Sergeant Keith Vidler allegedly attempting to open a locked window at Metro-State’s former headquarters and the extended version of the exchange between Mohney and Dewitte.

According to a source from Metro-State Special Services, the flash drive was given to someone the company believed to be from Professional Standards. Instead the flash drive was allegedly given to Sergeant Keith Vidler, Corporal John Ramsey and Deputy Waesco during an interview. The complaint was not investigated by Professional Standards.

The flash drive is no longer available.

Windermere Police Department claimed they also lost helmet camera video files from the day of Jeremy Dewitte’s September arrest.

After Corporal John Ramsey and Sergeant Keith Vidler conducted a search of a previous Metro-State office location in October 2019, there have been claims of missing surveillance footage taken during the search.

The source also provided text messages between Sergeant Keith Vidler and Jeremy Dewitte who texted one another from September 2019 until March 2020.

In October 2019 Sergeant Vidler set up a surveillance operation of Metro-State Special Services and Jeremy Dewitte. During the surveillance Sergeant Vidler spoke to himself and possibly one other person as he watched a funeral procession pass by.

On August 31, 2020, Rachel Mattie, defense attorney for Randall Brocius, filed a motion in limine. She claimed Sergeant Keith Vidler’s narrative was prejudicial.

A hearing has been set and it is up to Judge Renee Roche to make the final decision.

On September 9, 2020, Dylan Vogt’s defense attorney, Michael Barber, withdrew as counsel stating there was a conflict of interest.

Jeremy Dewitte’s next court date is November 10, 2020 for a pre-trial conference.

And in July 2020, 10 months after the case began, Jeremy Dewitte’s daughter was born.

The Traffic Stop

On September 7, 2019 Jeremy Dewitte was arrested in Windermere, Florida for allegedly impersonating a police officer.

The arresting officer was Jerrell Ogletree and his supervisor was Sergeant Mark DeStefano. In his report Officer Ogletree said he observed a black and gray motorcycle with multicolored lights, air horn and sirens activated during a funeral procession.

Ogletree stated the motorcycle passed his patrol vehicle and passed over a double yellow line while traveling in the same lane as the vehicle in the procession.

Officer Ogletree activated his emergency equipment and conducted a traffic stop at McKinnon Road and Lake Butler Boulevard.

While conducting the traffic stop Jeremy Dewitte’s Florida tag came back as a HIT for a stolen vehicle. Dewitte was placed in handcuffs and detained during the investigation.

Ogletree said Jeremy Dewitte had to be redirected several times during the search and Dewitte used his communication device that was attached to his helmet to yell for backup.

Jeremy Dewitte was disarmed and placed in the back of Ogletree’s patrol vehicle. In his report Officer Ogletree claimed Dewitte was wearing apparel and gear similar to law enforcement.

Sergeant DeStefano said he believed Jeremy Dewitte was a member of law enforcement as he approached him and he saw the lights on the motorcycle were flashing.

DeStefano claimed he was familiar with Jeremy Dewitte and saw him blocking the intersection. Sergeant DeStefano gave Winter Garden Police Department Dewitte’s Florida tag number and Winter Garden Police dispatch advised the motorcycle was stolen out of Orlando Police Department.

DeStefano said after he secured Jeremy Dewitte, Dewitte yelled and pulled away from him. The motorcycle was found not to be stolen and properly registered to Metro-State Special Services and Jeremy Dewitte.

Sergeant Mark DeStefano felt Jeremy Dewitte was presenting himself as a law enforcement officer.

DeStefano provided a supplemental report two days after the arrest at 2:01 AM.

In the report Sergeant DeStefano stated he observed flashing lights on Jeremy Dewitte’s motorcycle. For the first time he said he could hear the sound of an air horn. Mark DeStefano claimed he visually estimated the speed of the motorcycle and he believed Dewitte was traveling at 70-80 mph.

DeStefano said he was radar certified and had been since 1982.

Officer Jerrell Ogletree also provided a supplemental report to add more details after he reviewed body worn camera footage and footage from surveillance cameras.

Ogletree emphasized Jeremy Dewitte’s use of police codes and Florida statutes.

Officer Jeffrey Czwornog, Officer Ryan Miller and Trainee Officer Tuck were at the scene as well.

Both Czwornog and Miller claimed they mistakenly believed Metro-State Special Services was Ocoee Police Department and Florida Highway Patrol when they first arrived for back up.

Officer Czwornog stated there were several Metro-State vehicles on scene and he was advised by Sergeant DeStefano to ask the Metro-State employees to leave the scene.

Czwornog said Dewitte was “in handcuffs and irate.” According to Officer Czwornog, Jeremy Dewitte stated he was recording the events.

Czwornog verified Jeremy Dewitte’s motorcycle VIN and provided the information to dispatch who then verified it was a Kawasaki motorcycle registered to Metro-State Special Services and Jeremy Dewitte.

Officer Czwornog said he spoke to Dewitte and told him he was being arrested for resisting. Officer Czwornog also claimed a tow truck driver from Car Store Towing Company thought Dewitte’s motorcycle was a police motorcycle. The tow truck driver allegedly said if he saw the vehicle on the road with its lights on he would, “Get out of the way.”

Neither incident was shown in body worn camera footage.

When Officer Ryan Miller arrived he advised Officer Jerrell Ogletree to place Jeremy Dewitte into his patrol vehicle after Dewitte “began to yell and became irate.”

Officer Miller stated he noticed Dewitte was wearing apparel and equipment similar to law enforcement.

Jeremy Dewitte was charged with resisting arrest without violence, unlawful use of a two-way communication device and falsely impersonating a police officer.

Assistant State Attorney Steven Casey Miller later dropped the unlawful use of a two-way communication device charge and added one reckless driving charge.

During the September 7, 2019 incident former Metro-State Special Services employee Steven Negron recorded the beginning of the encounter with Windermere Police Department with his dash camera.

In the video below Steven Negron is driving a vehicle during the procession. Jeremy Dewitte can be seen in the video on a motorcycle, as well as Sergeant Mark DeStefano in his patrol vehicle. Jeremy Dewitte also made a jail call to Steven Negron after the arrest.

We had a chance to speak to someone from Metro-State Special Services. The person wanted to speak about those who turned on the company, those who stayed with the company and those who are helping the company. The person chose to remain anonymous.

We’ve been followed by helicopters. That’s confirmed by Orange County Sheriff’s Office. We have been under surveillance.
A lot of what’s being said and seen is taken out of context. We don’t watch the videos. Someone was hired to watch them for us. When the deputy sheriffs and detectives are asking you questions they aren’t asking you the same things on the tape and off the tape. They’re talking to you and getting you mad off the tape and telling you what someone said but it’s a lie. They just want you mad. Then they hit record and you’re saying things you don’t mean because you’re upset. The cops did this with everybody and the people who weren’t strong enough flipped. We compared notes and it was just a bunch of lies to get us to hate each other. There were apologies and we moved on.

Metro-State Special Services

We will upload interviews with some of the employees from Metro-State Special Services at a later date.