Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Man asked 911 to "hold" while he bought drugs

Alejandro Melendez called 911 in Cleveland, Ohio because he thought he was in danger, and then asked the dispatcher to hold on while he did a drug deal. He was arrested after the call and was charged with possessing cocaine.

Police said Melendez called 911 late Saturday and reported that two men with guns were watching him. He hung up and the dispatcher called him back.

Melendez answered and asked the dispatcher to hold on. The dispatcher could still hear someone say: "What you need? A 10-pack? You need a 10-pack? All right." Police say "10-pack" is slang for a bundle of heroin.

The dispatcher called police, who found Melendez at the location he gave, had the dispatcher call his cellphone again, and said they found cocaine in his pants. (info from The Associated Press)

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