Police: 911 caller seeking ride for beer arrested

Police: 911 caller seeking ride for beer arrested

Credit: ABC News

Police: 911 caller seeking ride for beer arrested

Print
Email
|

by BELO affiliate

AP

Posted on August 7, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 7 at 8:01 PM

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) -- When you're out of beer and need a ride to get some, who you gonna' call?
  
Not 911.
  
The Columbia Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/TbjhKk) reported city police arrested a 67-year-old man after he allegedly called emergency dispatchers at least nine times. Most of the calls were hang-ups, but a dispatcher said at least once, the caller asked if someone could send him a ride so he could buy beer.
  
Police Officer Seneca Shield said he told Allen Troy Brooks if he cooperated, he would just receive a citation. But authorities say he denied making the calls, was arrested and charged with making 911 calls in a non-emergency situation. He was released on bond.
  
An online phone listing for Allen T. Brooks had a recording saying it was no longer in service.

Print
Email
|