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911 caller asks for ride to buy beer

911 caller asks for ride to buy beer
COLUMBIA (AP) — When you’re out of beer and need a ride to get some, who you gonna call?
Not 911.
The Columbia Daily Her-ald (http://bit.ly/TbjhKk) reported city police arrested a man after he called emergency dispatchers at least nine times on Saturday. Most of the calls were hang-ups, but a dispatcher said at least one time the 67-year-old caller asked if someone could send him a ride so he could buy some beer.
Police Officer Seneca Shield said he told Allen Troy Brooks if he cooperated, he would receive just a citation. But Brooks denied making the calls and claimed he didn’t have a telephone. Shield said officers believed if they didn’t arrest Brooks, the calls would continue.
He was later released on bond. He’s charged with making 911 calls in a non-emergency situation. A phone number listed for Brooks was out of service on Monday and no attorney was listed in court records.
Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.columbiadailyherald.com. Published in The Messenger 8.7.12

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