HUDSON, Fa. (CBS Tampa) – A homeless man with a cell phone was arrested late Sunday for calling 911 to get a taxi.
According to Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, 55-year-old Michael Barker called 911 nine times for various reasons on Sunday.
On one of the calls he indicated he was having chest pains and hung up without giving a location. Dispatchers were able to track him down through his mobile phone signal.
Barker admitted to deputies he called 911 because “he wanted them to call him a taxi”. He also told law enforcement he was not suffering from chest pains.
He was arrested for misused of a 911 system.
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