Haitian High School Basketball Star Arrested In West Texas

True Story - In West Texas, a Haitian student who led his high school basketball team to the state playoffs last season was arrested this week. Turns out he is not Jerry Joseph, the 16-year-old high school basketball star everyone thinks he is. Instead, he was actually 22-year-old Guerdwich Montimere, a Haitian man who already graduated high school in Fort Lauderdale Florida.

Why would a grown man want to go back to high school to pose as a teenage basketball star?

Better yet... pretending to be an illegal Immigrant from Haiti?

WOW...

Watch the video: Permian Student-athlete Identified As Imposter

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There is always a joke about Haitians coming to America with a "Ti Laj" but this is the complete opposite of the story you're used to.

haitianinternet.com/f165/guerdwich...This Haitian dude is ALREADY a Naturalized U.S. Citizen... He already graduated High school...

And suddenly, he decides to go to Texas and pose as a homeless illegal immigrant teenager from Haiti.

In February 2009, according to a news article, Montimere enrolled at Nimitz Junior High School as Jerry Joseph with only a Haitian birth certificate to prove his identity.

Students can be denied entry to school if they don't have immunization records, but Montimere said he was homeless, and the school district waived the requirements while ECISD counselors helped him get his shots.

So this year, Montimere AKA Jerry Joseph enrolled at Permian High School in Odessa Texas for the 2009-2010 academic year and became their 16-year-old high school basketball star and lead the Permian High School basketball team to the state playoffs.

Things are going well... How did he get caught?

Last month. at an amateur tournament in Little Rock, Arkansas, three Florida basketball coaches familiar with a former player named Guerdwich Montimere recognized him

Of course Montimere got arrested and charged with a felony, he could spend up to six months in jail if convicted or worse... Let us hope Mr. star basketball player did not decide to mess around with the cheerleaders at Odessa high...

Si se sa... l-ap peye sa tres cher...

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Ericka says...

i know wat he did was wrong, but helllooooooooooooooooo

u gotta give him his

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Bloobloo says...

I THINK THAT SCHOOL SHOULD TRY TO HELP HIM GETTING HIS SCHOLARSHIP FOR COLLAGE TO GET IN TO THE NBA IF HE DIDN'T COMMIT ANY CRIME CAUSE HE GOT SKILL, THEY SHOULD THINK BY GIVE HIM A SECOND

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Josy says...

He should write a book, and make a movie about his life. He probably wanted to get away from something, but was not ready to take full responsibilities for himself.

I am not saying that what he did was right, but we need to stop throwing our young children in jail in this country.

He just proved how a terrorist could have slipped by very easily, and he is smart.

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Robert Louissaint says...

I feel sorry for him he seems to play pretty good it is too bad he stuck with junior

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Bernadette S. says...

He should seek psychological help. He is not getting any financial gain from posing as a high school student.

If he did not "mess around" with any students while he was enrolled; He should be

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Marie says...

WHAT A

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Damebochie says...

2 WORDS: WHAT?

AND

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Victor Manuel Guerrero says...

Vaya, esto es un error grandioso de este joven, lo que confirma un postulado mio, de que mucha gente se mete en problemas porque se cansa de estar bien, y entonces quiere estar mal, y hace ese tipo de cosas para lograrlo.

Ahora Montimere por su estupidez, esta

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