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Foreign movie producer, Dr. Thomas A. Moore, kidnapped by actresses to finance binge--jailed by LAPD
Two aspiring actresses kidnapped Dr. Moore while he was in U.S. researching documentary on climate change. He was kidnapped in Hollywood, and forced to bankroll a shopping and drug binge, then jailed by LAPD when he called 911.
By: Elsinore Times
The: Senior Screenwriter and Co-producer for an upcoming documentary movie has now been contracted to write a new movie script, GHETTO CRUISING about the outrageous social problems revealed when Dr. Moore was kidnapped in Hollywood, forced to bankroll a shopping and drug binge, then arrested by LAPD when he called 911 for help—and jailed.
The felony charges against Dr. Moore were dropped six days later by the D.A. because a confiscated "crystaline substance resembling meth" was found to be Epsom salts--and fingerprints on the baggy do not match those of jailed foreign national: Dr. Thomas A. Moore.
When asked about his jail experience with LAPD, Dr. Moore said, “My mother raised me in the country and always insisted that if you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all.”
When asked if he suffered, Dr Moore said, “It is not the deprivation of prescribed medications, or sleep deprivation, nor the verbal abuse and being handcuffed for many hours in an unnatural position that does you in—but the effect of being treated like a loathsome animal that gets you struggling to retain dignity.”
When Dr Moore was asked questions by Elsinore Times of New Zealand about the behaviors of the identity thieves under life threatening circumstances he said, “The two women behaved (to my surprise) respectfully for the most part—when they caught me waving to police cars passing by my hijacked car, or caught me giving false information to the credit card company, etc., they did NOT beat me. Merely issued a verbal reprimand. And when they did beat me, it was only to solicit information that would enable them to access my U.S. bank accounts. They mostly hit me with the flat sole of a tennis shoe and only caused mild concussion--but they did employ pepper spray, emergency flares, boots and fists when they were highly stressed such as when the credit card employee questioned if I was all right after she heard me scream as a result of a more severe blow. For the most part the carjackers were focused on getting the money and recognized that I was a “nice foreign man” who was unfortunately collateral damage to their ambitions."
Dr Moore added, "For my part, I am proud that I stayed clam and patient so as to allow the time pressure to build upon these addicted women due to the fear of being jailed or not fulfilling their addictive desires to ultimately caused them to fight amongst themselves and flee my rental car.
I am concerned at the abuse I suffered from the police… and their ridicule that I did not behave like a real man and take the two woman down—employing the superior strength of a man—irrespective of my being aged.
I cannot say anything nice about the LAPD, except for Detective Spafford at East Sixth Street Station, who insisted, after I was released from jail and three days later, that Officer Lewis, #23501 take my report of a robbery. Officer Lewis would make a great villain in a movie. My arresting officers, including Dominguez (#37291) were not able to use much common sense, to the point where they lied and never returned my prescribed medications that I have to wait until I fly to New Zealand next week to replace.
The major social issues revealed by these events certainly involve the treatment of addiction and the morale of LAPD--who work under appalling conditions and seem to have a siege mentality… but definitely not Stockholm syndrome.
Yes, I am working diligently on the script for “Ghetto Cruising” and information on the movie can be found at www.alpharpublish.com and http://www.alpharpublish.com/
Oh yes! The money! Most of the money was stolen from the credit card account while I was in jail—while the police refused to allow me to contact the bank—I couldn’t even contact a lawyer (until I bailed myself out) despite my requests because there is no phone book and the two phones that were not broken were in huge demand by the regular clients of LAPD and could only call local 213 and 310 numbers anyway.
The LAPD have a unique culture that is worthy of a study by an anthropology professor. My impression is that the most senior officers and detectives were reasonable, it was the younger and middle level staff of LAPD that seemed to be ill-motivated and desperate for an arrest—despite ant contrary evidentiary indications.
My recently engaged attorney, Robert Salinsky, and the New Zealand Embassy consul in L.A. were professional and I thank them.”