Teen heads to court over 911 Turnpike hoax call
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - March 1, 2010 -- A teenager charged with making a hoax 911 call that led to the stop of a van full of minority teenagers along the New Jersey Turnpike heads to court Monday.
Nineteen-year-old Rodney Tanzymore was arrested last week at his Queens, N.Y., home and charged with causing a false public alarm. He is set to make his first court appearance in Trenton.
Police say the call that passengers had brandished handguns at a turnpike rest stop was actually placed by one of the teens in the van.
The incident raised new concerns over racial profiling by state troopers.
A teacher said at the time the students were frightened by the officers' actions.
It's not known if he has a lawyer.
new jersey, new jersey turnpike, local/state
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