Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wacko was arrested for harrassment and calling 911 about Xbox and Obama

A man in Fort Walton Beach, Florida was arrested for calling 911 to complain that neighbors had his video game controllers.

After officers responded to the man’s initial call, they told him “not to use the emergency line again for this problem.”

A neighbor then called 911 and said the man was screaming that he was going to blow everything up and was walking around with a stick. An officer determined the man didn’t threaten anyone specifically and asked him to stay inside for the night. His Xbox controllers were returned to him.

Later, a man called 911 about his Xbox controllers and President Barack Obama, saying he would only speak to a female or black officer. The man was found walking up and down the parking lot yelling.

An elderly neighbor also had called police after she saw the man screaming, “The Bible, The Bible.” He had approached her on her front porch that afternoon and “tried to touch her” and then approached her again that night while he was screaming. The woman became fearful.

Police concluded the man used 911 for a non-emergency situation after being warned, and also “willingly, maliciously and repeatedly harassed his elderly neighbor in such a manner as to cause substantial emotional distress and serving no legitimate purpose.” He was charged with misuse of 911 and stalking/harassment, both misdemeanors. Info from