News this morning from the Mistake By The Lake. A Top. Man. Apparently lost his mind.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland police officer tried to kidnap a 12-year-old girl waiting for her school bus and urinated on her while he filmed the interaction, prosecutors said. Yes. You read that right.
Officer Solomon Nhiwatiwa, 34, is charged with attempted kidnapping, pandering obscenity, disseminating material harmful to juveniles, assault, endangering children, child enticement, interfering with custody and public indecency. He is set to be arraigned on Monday.
He was suspended without pay until the case is concluded. He was hired as a police officer in 2014. without pay! what travesty is this?! Call the police Union!
“He will be held accountable,” Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley said. “It’s my office’s mission to ensure he never wears the badge of a police officer again.” I would have felt better had that statement mentioned prison time..
The incident happened on Friday on Euclid Avenue in Euclid. Nhiwatiwa was arrested on Tuesday.
The girl was sitting on the sidewalk waiting to be picked by a school bus. Nhiwatiwa drove up and tried to entice the girl to get inside his car by asking if she needed a ride to school, prosecutors said. You’d think being a cop would have at least taught him not to go about it in the most obviously creepy way possible.
The girl repeatedly refused and Nhiwatiwa initially drove off. He returned about one minute later and recorded himself on his cellphone urinating on the girl, prosecutors said. The mind boggles.
Nhiwatiwa again left. A neighbor later called Euclid police and said a man, later identified as Nhiwatiwa, was acting strange and looking inside people’s cars.
The girl’s mother reported the incident to Euclid police, who pieced together the connection, prosecutors said.
Nhiwatiwa turned himself in to police on Tuesday.
Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association Jeff Follmer declined comment. Indeed.