Friday, July 25, 2008

Man arrested after calling 911 to say he didn't want to be arrested

Early in the morning in early July, Keegan Burkhart was screaming obscenities in his Lutz, Florida apartment. When a deputy sheriff tried to get him to calm down, Burkhart called 911 to tell dispatchers he didn't want to go to jail.

When he did it a second time, Burkhart was arrested and taken to jail.

According to the official report, at 1:30 a.m. deputies responded because Burkhart was disturbing the peace. He continued to scream obscenities in front of a deputy and witnesses, "without regards to the apartment's tenants while they were sleeping."

He was asked to stop but refused and continued shouting, and called 911 "because he did not want to go to jail."

Burkhart, said the deputy, did not need to call for deputies because deputies were already there. So Burkhart was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and making a false 911 call, both misdemeanors. Burkhart was released from jail on $750 bond. (photo & info from Tampa Bay Online)

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