Cape Coral Police Department
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Robbery Victim Recants; Arrested for Sale of Cocaine
(March 7, 2013)- On Sunday March 3rd at 10pm, William Douglas Adams reported to Cape Coral Police that while he was walking through the Big John's parking lot, he was robbed by two suspects. Adams' story was even was featured on television by a local news outlet where he discussed being robbed of his rent money.
Cape Coral Narcotics Detectives were familiar with Mr. Adams however, as he has been the target of an ongoing investigation. At the time of Adams' alleged robbery, Detectives had already purchased cocaine from him and were building a case for a search warrant.
Last night, Detectives again purchased crack cocaine from William Adams and he was arrested. The investigation was expedited due to the fact that Adams was preparing to move and the search warrant would not be possible.
Adams was charged with Sale of Cocaine within 1000 feet of a City Park and Possession of Cocaine. He was taken to the Lee County Jail where he remains without bond.
A Detective from the Major Crimes Unit interviewed Adams last night about his robbery case. Adams admitted that he was not robbed of his rent money as he had reported; rather it was a drug dealer rip-off. Adams signed a document withdrawing his desire to pursue any action on the bogus robbery.
"For someone to lie about being the victim of a violent crime and prey upon the sympathies of the public, all while knowing that it was a consequence selling crack is disgusting. Thanks to our Detectives, Mr. Adams won't have to worry about where to live for the foreseeable future"-Lieutenant Tony Sizemore.
William Douglas Adams 11/07/78 4826 Triton Court East #3 Cape Coral, FL 33904