Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Man told 911 that slot machine stole his money

When Carlos Gutierrez lost money in a slot machine at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida early Monday, he didn't just walk away, he called 911 to report that a slot machine stole his money.

Gutierrez was told by dispatchers that the slot machine did not steal his money and that it was a crime to call 911 to report it did.

After acknowledging that his call to 911 was wrong, Gutierrez left the casino and and called 911 again to report a slot machine stole his money.

Gutierrez was arrested and charged with making a false 911 call, a misdemeanor. Described in jail records as a self-employed investor, Gutierrez was held in jail with no bail set. He was on felony probation when arrested. (info from Tampa Bay Online)

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