Sunday, September 30, 2012

This, Boys and Girls, Is What's Called a "Wackadoo"

Is this guy just off his meds or something, or is he just a freakin' loon?
A Florida high school teacher who is accused of masterminding a murder for hire plot against another teacher has a history of disciplinary problems...

Pepe, a social studies teacher at Bloomingdale High School in Hillsborough County who liked students to call him "Doctor Professor Pepe," was arrested at school on Thursday.

In a Sept. 13 phone call, Pepe, allegedly told an undercover officer that he was willing to pay $2,000 for "an issue that he might need taken care of," according to WFTS-TV.

He is accused of trying to put out a hit on Robert Meredith, a former co-worker. The two men had apparently worked together at Strawberry Crest High School...

Meredith told WFTS-TV he knew of Pepe, but did not socialize with him and has no idea why he would be targeted.

"When you are at school you have limited time to talk to co-workers, period. So, as far as going out and having a drink, never," Meredith said. "This came as a complete shock."

Pepe reportedly told police he and Meredith were best friends and had a falling out. He also claimed Meredith was spreading rumors that he was a child molester.

Meredith, who is still a teacher, said he never had any harsh words or a confrontation with Pepe.

"I don't feel that I'm in any way culpable for this," he said. "If there is a problem, it is 100 percent on the other side."
Very strange.  It will be interesting to learn more about this and see which one of them is lying.


Bartender Cabbie said...

Pretty sure it is the Doctor Professor.

KauaiMark said...

I guess we can now start refering to him as "Prisoner 8745" from now on.

Darren said...

I don't get it.