COLUMBIA, Tenn. (CBS Charlotte) — A Tennessee man is accused of calling 911 so someone could pick him up to go on a beer run.
Maury County 911 officials told WSMV-TV that 67-year-old Allen Troy Brooks called emergency dispatchers at least nine times Saturday night because he wanted a ride to the beer store.
“The line of storms had just gone through, there was a wreck on the interstate. I mean, the dispatchers are doing a lot more then just talking to a man who wants a ride to the store to get a beer,” Susan Mitchell, assistant director of Maury County 911, told WSMV.
When police arrived to Brooks’ house, he denied making the calls and said he didn’t even have a phone.
Brooks – who Columbia police said was drunk when calling into 911 – told WKRN-TV that he misdialed.
“What happened is I dialed the wrong number,” Brooks explained to WKRN. “I was trying to call a friend.”
This wasn’t the first time Brooks was accused of dialing 911. He reportedly has called the emergency number 11 other times in the past month.
Brooks was charged with making 911 calls in a non-emergency situation and was released on $1,500 bond.