Meet Julious Threatts, age 21. Julious was locked up last weekend after he was caught in a tangled twisted web of lies.
Most 21 year olds are happy about finally reaching the legal drinking age, but Julious… aka “Chad Jordan,” remains in jail today after he pretended to be a 14 year old middle school student!
According to the Associated Press, Tampa Tribune and St. Petersburg Times, a 21-year-old man named Julious Threatts registered to play for the 13-14-year-old Town N’ Country Packers of the Tampa Bay Youth Football League on Aug. 21, and played in a game with the team the same day.
Threatts, who has a past burglary conviction on his criminal record, reportedly signed up for a spot on the team under the name “Chad Jordan” with a forged birth certificate.
League officials say he faked all the documentation, and they didn’t know it until a phone call from the West Coast Children’s Football League, which tipped them off. Threatts allegedly played ball with a children’s league there.
“Obviously it was a well-thought out plot, because he’s done it to other leagues, previously,” said Scott Levinson, Tampa Bay Youth Football League president.
Coaches say Threatts convinced them and other players he was a teenager—and even his athletic ability failed to give him away, they say.
“Chad Jordan” might have actually gotten away with just playing football, but last week he tried to take his middle school imitation act to an actual middle school.
Threatts attempted to enroll in Webb Middle School in Hillsborough (Fla.) last Tuesday, but his application was delayed because he lacked the proper paperwork proving his identity. When he was eventually moved to the school social worker’s office — Threatts told school officials he was homeless, so he was waiting with the social worker for the Department of Child and Families to arrive at the school — his cell phone rang with a call from his mother, wondering where he was.
School officials answered the call and learned Threatts’ true identity from his mother, after which the 21-year-old was arrested for trespassing at the school. He has been held in Hillsborough County Jail since last Tuesday.
“I brought him into this room with seven of our board members and coaches and said, ‘Come on now, tell us the truth, who are you?’ ” [Town N’ Country Packers athletic director Ray] McCloud [told the Tampa Tribune.] “He looked me right in the eye and said, ‘I swear I am who I say I am. I’m Chad Jordan.’
“This guy had us all fooled. I mean this guy acted just like a little kid. Everything about him was a little kid. He’s a total scam artist.”
Threatts is now in the Hillsborough County Jail on no bond. No one knows yet why Threatts enrolled at the middle school and on the team, but coaches and parents say they are just happy he was caught.
“It’s an unfortunately incident. Fortunately nothing bad happened, there were no injuries and I think we’re all very thankful for that. There are bad seeds out there,” said team parent Jennifer Blomberg.
“Unfortunately you can’t background check children. As far as we knew this was a 14-year-old child,” Levinson said.
A bit of research yielded Threatts’ personal YouTube channel where he recorded personal poetry readings. The soft spoken wanna be teenager’s last video was posted about 3 months ago. A poem where he speaks about having God on his side…
I almost feel sorry for the kid after hearing that poem. Hopefully instead of jail time they give him the psychiatric help he so desperately needs…