Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Woman arrested for 911 abuse after being told not to call 911

Tiffany Tolson had been told to leave Tasha Otero's residence in Tampa, Florida.

When she refused to leave, Otero called police. They told Tolson to gather her belongings. She then called a cousin to pick her up.

Tolson threatened Otero, saying, "I'll see you again," and, "This isn't over." As Tolson loaded her cousin's car, police overheard her telling someone on the phone that she was going to call 911 "to get other cops to come out."

Police told her that if she called 911 for that, she would be arrested. Tolson continued her tirade against police and Otero.

When Officer Julie Moore went inside the residence to speak to Otero again, she got a call from radio dispatch. They had received a 911 call from Tolson, who told the dispatcher she was calling 911 even though Moore told her she would go to jail if she did.

Moore then went outside and arrested Tolson for abuse of the 911 system and she was taken to jail. Bail was set at $500. (info from Tampa Bay Online)

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