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The Emails Part I

January 15, 2021 8:38 AM EST

Hundreds of emails to and from Sergeant Keith Vidler of Orange County Sheriff’s Office were shared with this site recently. The emails specifically mentioned Jeremy Dewitte and anyone affiliated with him or Metro-State Special Services.

One of the first emails we shared was a letter from Sergeant Keith Vidler to his supervisor Captain Sandy Carpenter in December 2019. According to a source Sergeant Vidler and several employees from the Motors division of Orange County Sheriff’s Office were given orders to stand down and end their investigation into Jeremy Dewitte and Metro-State Special Services.

Before the order was given Sergeant Keith Vidler and numerous members of law enforcement in Florida and around the country appeared to be fixated with Metro-State Special Services and Jeremy Dewitte in particular. The emails were shared with us and we are releasing them in their rawest form. Any highlighting and notes were not made from this site.

On May 20, 2019 Sergeant Keith Vidler sent an email to one of the attorneys for Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Austin Moore. Sergeant Vidler believed the use of pepper ball guns was illegal. Moore contacted the supervisor of misdemeanors who corrected him and said the use of pepper ball guns was never illegal.

Sergeant Keith Vidler sent an email to Assistant State Attorney Steven Casey Miller on October 21, 2019. In the email Sergeant Vidler stated the use of badges was also unlawful.

Steven Casey Miller clearly stated the use of badges wasn’t illegal but in his opinion the combination of the uniforms and the vehicles gave the appearance of an impersonation of a police officer.

Sergeant Vidler reached out to Austin Moore again on October 28, 2019. Vidler questioned why he couldn’t press charges against Jeremy Dewitte who he believed forced his employees to impersonate, specifically security officers, not police officers. Austin Moore stated Jeremy Dewitte couldn’t force his employees, who were adults, to impersonate security guards and the employees could have quit or said no and didn’t at any time.

This contradicted the statements made by Sergeant Keith Vidler and former Metro-State employees.

Austin Moore also rejected a warrant written by Sergeant Keith Vidler on October 30, 2019. Moore didn’t believe Sergeant Keith Vidler and John Ramsey needed any of the files located on Jeremy Dewitte’s office computer. Sergeant Vidler claimed Jeremy Dewitte made a confession about the evidence in his office. The confession has yet to surface but if it does we will update this post.

Sergeant Vidler sent an email to Detective John Allen from Windermere Police Department. Windermere Police Department was the first agency to arrest Jeremy Dewitte in 2019 for allegedly impersonating a police officer.

In the email Sergeant Keith Vidler asked Detective John Allen for advice on how to properly word a subpoena request. Detective Allen attached samples of subpoena requests he’d used in the past. Detective Allen wasn’t the last person Sergeant Vidler asked for assistance for rejected requests. We will discuss those emails at a later date.

During this time Corporal John Ramsey and in particular Sergeant Keith Vidler corresponded with other police officers and agencies about Jeremy Dewitte and Metro-State Special Services. In one email Corporal John Tart from Orange County Sheriff’s Office contacted law enforcement in Lake County, Volusia County, Brevard County, Polk County and Osceola County.

On October 8, 2019 Corporal Tart spoke on behalf of Sergeant Keith Vidler and asked the other agencies if they were aware of Metro-State Special Services and if they too were interested in “getting on the same sheet of music and equally hammering these guys.”

Detective Jorge Covas appeared to enjoy the same sheet music because he emailed Corporal John Ramsey on November 5, 2019 to inquire about upcoming funeral processions for Metro-State Special Services. Detective Covas stated his admin wanted warrants “pretty bad” for Metro-State Special Services in Osceola County.

Prior to the email exchange between Orange and Osceola Counties, Sergeant Jeff Wingard from Volusia County Sheriff’s Office asked Sergeant Keith Vidler to make a PowerPoint presentation about Jeremy Dewitte and Metro-State Special Services on October 30, 2019 in Deland, Florida.

In a redacted email from September 2019 there were claims that Sergeant Keith Vidler was contacting multiple federal agencies about Jeremy Dewitte and Metro-State Special Services.

One of the agencies Sergeant Vidler emailed was the Division of Worker’s Compensation. In a series of emails which will be uploaded in the next few posts, Sergeant Keith Vidler and compliance investigator Linda Offutt discussed Jeremy Dewitte’s finances as well as what they believed to be the inner workings of Metro-State Special Services.

Soon we will discuss the other agencies Sergeant Keith Vidler contacted repeatedly to report Jeremy Dewitte which include the FBI, IRS and TSA.

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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.