Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Man Calls 911 for Theft – of Cocaine

Chicagoan Steven Dragon was reportedly driving a car that authorities were watching out for early this year. He was pulled over and a detective then searched the vehicle, while Dragon talked to a police officer. The search subsequently yielded drugs, which were confiscated.

Upon his return, Dragon noticed that the drugs that he left in the car were no longer there. At this point, he called 911. Here’s an excerpt of the conversation:

Dragon: “When the cops took me down the street to get okay’ed, my car got f****** robbed.”

Dispatcher: “The police had you and someone broke into your car and took your keys?”

Dragon: “Yeah. The police had me…. and when they had me somebody f***** me over.”

Based on the conversation it looks like Dragon is accusing the police of stealing his stash; apparently, its OK for the police to question him but they are not supposed to take cocaine from his car.
(info from

Friday, September 17, 2010

911 prankster spent birthday in jail
after false call about murder

Robert M. Brooks of Eustis, Florida  spent his 22nd birthday behind bars after he was arrested for an alleged prank call, saying he had killed his wife and that he was going to kill his baby.

Officers took the call seriously, sending more than 30 officers, a helicopter and SWAT team before learning it was a prank call.

"The communications officer heard gunshots in the background," said Eustis police Chief Fred Cobb. Police said Brooks made the call that sent them to his neighbor's house.

Eustis police arrested Brooks on a felony charge of false report to law enforcement. Bond was set at $2,000. Police say Brooks is also accused of pulling similiar pranks over the summer at random addresses in Seminole County. "We absolutely take this seriously," Cobb said. (Info from

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Woman was arrested for calling 911
to complain about her son

A woman in Spring Hill, Florida was arrested after she called 911 five times in one night.

Deputies say Elizabeth Swezey called 911 to complain that her son hadn't returned her vehicle to her house.

When Swezey called, deputies say they told her that her complaint was civil--not criminal. Deputies asked Swezey if she thought that her son was involved in an emergency, but she did not reply. She also hung up on deputies several times.

Swezey was charged with making false 911 calls, and was transported to jail. (info from

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Man called 911 for hot chocolate and a hug

Mark Eskelsen, a homeless man in Oregon, sneaked into someone's hot tub. When he got out, he was wet and got cold, so he called 911 and asked for towels, hot chocolate and a hug.

He was arrested instead of hugged.

Eskelsen called 911 from his cellphone and identified himself as the "sheriff of Washington County." He then asked for medical attention, later admitting that he wasn't the sheriff. Eskelsen also said he had been in the hot tub for ten hours and that his towels had gotten soaked.

"I just need a hug and a warm cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows in it," he told the 911 operator.
Neighbors also called police complaining that a man was yelling outside. When the dispatcher asked if Eskelsen had a weapon, he said no and that he had "fingers that are so numb they've turned into prunes. Even if I did have a gun I don't think I could hold onto it right now."

Eskelsen was arrested for trespassing and misusing the 911 system. But when police checked his cellphone, they realized he hadn't called 911 but had been transferred to 911 from 411.

Police also found marijuana on Eskelsen and said that he seemed to be on drugs during the incident. (info form The New York Daily News)