Friday, February 13, 2009

Drunk man made phony 911 call about gun shots

A 911 call reporting gunfire at a bar in Winona, Minnesota earlier this month turned out to be a prank by a man who’d downed an entire bottle of tequila.

Police said someone called 911 about 11 p.m. to report a man with a gun at the bar. While police were en route, 911 received a call reporting shots fired.

Witnesses at and near the bar told police they hadn’t seen a gun or heard shots. Police noticed a man who appeared intoxicated. Police detained [name withheld], who said he’d drunk a bottle of tequila earlier in the evening. An officer compared the voice on the 911 tape to his voice and arrested him for making a false 911 call. He was taken to a hospital for detoxification. Police did not find a gun. (info from Winona Daily News)


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