EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Police say an Evansville man was “persistent” after they say he called 911 too many times. Central dispatch tells us a drunk man called police at least a dozen times asking for a ride home Monday night.
We spoke with dispatch, and they say while they do get calls for non-emergencies, this case was unusual. According to dispatchers, they normally do not get calls for a ride home.
“The one that happened last night was a little more persistent than most people,” Kerrie James, deputy director tells us. “Because we will tell them, you know the police officers are not there to give you a ride home.”
She continues, explaining, “You will have to call a friend. There’s Uber, there’s Lyft, there’s a taxi, they’ll take that at face value. But he was pretty persistent last night.”
The man was charged with Public Intoxication and Placement of 911 Calls for Prohibited Purposes.