Some folks call 911 for strange reasons. Some folks get into trouble after a 911 call. Sometimes the 911 operators get into trouble.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Cops attacked while responding to 911 call
Police officers responding to a 911 hang-up call in Evansville, Indiana wound up in a fight. Rico Johnson was arrested on preliminary charges of battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement.
Johnson screamed and cursed when police officers went to the residence at 1:45 a.m. and were allowed in. Johnson reportedly ignored repeated commands to stop yelling and to leave. After Johnson cursed police again, Officer Kevin Mason reached for Johnson's wrist, but Johnson shoved the officer. Mason attempted to push Johnson against a wall, but Johnson reportedly struck the officer in the face, and the two then traded punches. Johnson eventually was brought under control on the apartment floor by Mason and Officer Jeff Kingery. Mason suffered cuts to his hands and possibly a chipped tooth, while Johnson had a knot on his forehead, a bloody nose and split lip, and was jailed on a $1,000 bond.