Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

April 05, 2006
Print Comment RSS

Authorities arrest Md. man featured in 'Stop Snitching' video

The Associated Press

BALTIMORE- A man featured prominently in a homemade DVD dubbed "Stopped Snitching" that warned Baltimore residents not to cooperate with police has been arrested, authorities said.

An informant tipped off authorities that Ronnie Thomas, 30, would be in South Baltimore, where he was arrested Sunday.

Thomas faces charges of assault, robbery and probation violation stemming from two incidents in February. He was being held on $30,000 (euro24,556) bail at Central Booking, according to Margaret T. Burns, a spokeswoman with the Baltimore state's attorney's office.

Authorities said they also found evidence that Thomas was working on a sequel to the "Stop Snitching" DVD, which had been distributed on the city's streets.

The video featured drug dealers warning residents they could "get a hole in their head" for cooperating with police. It created an uproar after Carmelo Anthony, the Denver Nuggets basketball star and Baltimore native, appeared briefly in the background. Anthony has said he was not aware of the DVD's message.

PoliceOne Offers

P1 on Facebook

Connect with PoliceOne

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google

Get the #1 Police eNewsletter

Police Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
See Sample