Suspect Uses iPhone Application to Threaten Ex-Employer

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WHEN: May 19, 2011, 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: 7822 Capwood Avenue, Temple Terrace

SUSPECT: Noann Najmuddin Najmi, W/M, 10/17/1988, 7822 Capwood Avenue, Temple Terrace

VICTIM: Employees at Florida Energy, 1915 Dale Mabry Highway North #405, Tampa

DETAILS: The suspect, who is an ex-employee, made multiple phone calls to various employees of the business over a two day period. During the phone calls, he threatened to blow up the business unless they paid him $1,000. He threatened to shoot employees who were out working in the field unless he was paid. He also threatened to ruin the business with inside information he obtained during his two days of employment. During these calls, the suspect disguised his voice with a modulation device. The employees recognized the numbers that were on the caller ID. They were numbers from within business. Employees and police suspected that Najmi was using some type of smart phone application to alter the caller ID and his voice. Officers responded to his home in Temple Terrace and the suspect denied making any of the threatening calls to the business. The officers asked to search his phone to verify his statements. The suspect signed a search warrant waiver and allowed officers to access his iPhone. There was an application on the phone titled “Caller ID Faker.” In the notes of the application, it stated that the program’s capability was to alter the number which appears on the recipients’ caller ID. The application also stated it had the ability to alter the sound of the caller’s voice in a variety of ways. Officers scrolled through the call log and found calls to the business.