COLUMBIA, Tenn - Emergency dispatchers can get all kinds of crazy, non-emergency calls. But a dispatcher in Columbia, Tenn. was very confused by the call she received from a man wanting a ride to get beer.
67-year-old Allen Troy Brooks was arrested for calling 9-1-1 several times over a 12-hour period. During one of the calls, Brooks asked the dispatcher to pick him up and give him a ride to purchase beer.
According to Columbia police, Brooks was intoxicated when he made the calls. He told officers he'd had "a little" to drink.
"What happened is I dialed the wrong number," Brooks said to a local TV station. "I was trying to call a friend."
"I was sitting here on the porch when the police came and got me. It wasn't my phone either. It belonged to someone else. I gave it back because I don't want it no more."
Brooks was taken into custody for making aggravated 911 calls for a non-emergency purpose and transported to jail. He has since been released on a $1,500 bond.
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