Deadbeat Dad, Internet Thug Who Said He 'Died' in Car Accident, Sentenced to Jail For Unpaid Child Support
Almost everything you see on Instagram is a mirage. People trying to impress each other by posting things they can't afford or haven't paid for. Let's introduce you to a donkey named John McCroy or, as he likes to be called, "Jakitdown". While rapping about and flaunting wads of cash on Instagram and Facebook, the truth is the 27-year-old is a deadbeat father of two, lives at home with his parents and is unemployed. Yesterday, he pleading guilty to two charges of felony failure to pay child support and was sentenced to 60 days in jail. His grandfather gave him $10,000 to pay outstanding child support, interest and fees in March. John's a comedic idiot. When he was confronted by a local TV news crew in 2014 about his outstanding child support, he said: “I was ineligible to pay it. I was in a hospital and died in a car accident.” Since making those statements, he's become Internet famous. His daughter was born New Year’s Eve 2008. In April of 2009, a court ordered him to pay $100 a month in support. He never did. Then in November of 2009, he was in a car accident. That’s supposedly when he died. In August 2010, when he tried to get a loan to buy a car, he was denied because he had to be current on his child support, so he made his first and only payment of $100. Since then he hasn't paid a penny in child support. He says he's unable to work because he's disabled. But, authorities determined he was not disabled back in 2011. In 2013, while serving time in the House of Correction for an unrelated crime, he was allowed work release. Records show he worked as his uncle’s automotive shop 10 hours a day, five days a week including, overtime. However, he failed to pay child support during that time period. Three months after his accident, John was posting videos of photos of him online partying a night clubs, working out at a gym and running on a treadmill. This is more evidence, they argue, that he was fully able to work and pay child support. As for the wads of cash he flashes on Facebook and Instagram, his lawyer argued it was “prop” money, used by local rap artists in their music videos. His lawyer told the court John is not a rapper, is not signed with a label, and makes no money from his so-called musical career. Once he’s released from jail, John will need to pay $100 a month in child support as a condition of his probation. If he doesn’t do that, he will be sent back to jail.
Then there's this: John's mother, who's a corrections officer, wrote this hilarious letter to the judge seeking leniency for her son while making excuses for why he can't pay child support because he's disabled -- even though everyone knows he's not disabled.