Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Unhappy woman called 911 for a ride to jail

Martha Crooks of Jacksonville Florida was arrested after demanding that officers put her in jail -- and with a last name like Crooks, they were happy to comply.

Crooks called 911 and told dispatchers that she was unhappy with where she was living and that she wanted a ride to jail or the hospital. Dispatchers told her that she should get a taxi if she needed a ride to the hospital and that her call was an inappropriate use of the emergency phone service.

Undaunted, Crooks threatened to continually call 911 until the police complied with her wish. The tactic worked. Crooks was put in the Duval County jail. Court records indicate she has been arrested prior for misuse of the 911 system. Bond was set at $1,503. She's probably in no hurry to leave. (info from The Weekly Vice)

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