*Hillsborough County deputies say Clarence McDonald, 37, a passenger in a car, that was being driven by Bonnie Martinez, 36; made 67 frivolous calls to 911 in a two-hour period, reports WTSP News-10 in Tampa Bay.
He allegedly told the dispatcher he was being chased and shot at.
Police say that McDonald was vague about his location and that they sent patrol cars as well as the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Air Service to help.
However, McDonald made a strategic mistake: He provided a description of the car he was riding in.
Sheriff’s deputies finally spotted McDonald just after midnight and pulled his car over. The officers located the cell phone that McDonald was using and arrested him for misuse of 911. Martinez was arrested for possession of cocaine.
McDonald is being held on $2,000 bail. Martinez was released on $2,000 bond. CRACK IS WACK!!!!
*Deputies said Lawrence “Gator” Gauthier, 61-year-old Oak Hill man has dialed 911 at least 16 times since November, usually asking for business cards or checking up on deputies.
Gauthier’s first 911 call requested that a deputy bring him a business card, according to an arrest affidavit. When a deputy delivered the card and asked why he wanted it, Gauthier told him “I like to know who the deputies are,” according to the report.
About two hours later, Gauthier placed a second 911 call asking the deputy to return because the business card he had given him was “fraudulent,” according to the report.
It was about an hour later when he called 911 again, this time saying he wanted to have the media arrested, according to the Sheriff’s Office. But he was the one arrested for misuse of 911!
*In the other incident, Cynthia Colston, 44, faces a charge of misuse of the wireless 911 system.
Colston, 44, was fighting with a nail technician at Central Nails in Deltona over a payment dispute, deputies said.
The technician was slightly injured during the altercation, and both the salon owner and Colston dialed 911.
Colston then called 911 three times to ask when deputies would arrive, according to an arrest report.
A responding deputy was inside the salon when Colston placed another 911 call, according to the report.
ISN’T THERE A NON-EMERGENCY NUMBER THESE WACKOS COULD USE!!! DUDE IS SMILING LIKE HE LOVES BEING IN JAIL (CLOSER TO THE DEPUTIES, I GUESS)