A Louisiana man who allegedly called 911 dispatchers to say that he needed a woman turned out to be an convicted sex offender according to police who took him into custody.
Of his “emergency” request for a date on Saturday night, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said that
We are guessing he wasn’t looking for one to come and run his criminal history, but that is what he got.”
The responding deputy reportedly determined that the man was a non-compliant sex offender from New Orleans who was considered out of compliance because he failed to notify authorities of his new address — as required by state law — when he moved to the local area.
While police didn’t bring him a woman he said he needed, they did bring him to the parish jail, where he was arrested on charges of failure to register for a change of address.”
According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the woman-needing 911 caller was convicted of sexual battery in 1997.
For some reason, as The Inquisitr has previously reported, there appears to be an increasing tendency for citizens to use 911 for non-emergency reasons, typically involving food or drink or lack thereof.
For example, a Memphis grandmother called 911 according to police because she apparently ran out of beer on New Year’s Day and had a beer emergency when her granddaughter refused to go to the package store.
Other instances: Last month an Arizona mall called 911 when his McDonald’s drive-thru order was missing hash browns. A Florida woman once called 911 three times to report that a Fort Pierce McDonald’s had run out of Chicken McNuggets. She was arrested for misusing the 911 system. In August, a Georgia man called the emergency number because he ordered seven McDouble burgers but his bag only contained six. Police also charged him with misusing 911, a misdemeanor. Last May, a Florida man allegedly called 911 approximately 80 times to request a home delivery of Kool-Aid, burgers, and weed. A man in the UK recently called Britain’s equivalent of 911 to complain the prostitute he hired wasn’t attractive enough for him.