Man Calls 911 & Asks to Be Taken on a Beer Run (VIDEO)

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Allen Troy Brooks Over the years we've heard about some insanely stupid calls made to 911. From kids who can't figure out their homework to customers who are pissed a restaurant's food didn't live up to their expectations, we've heard it all -- or so we thought. Then along comes Allen Troy Brooks.

The 67-year-old from Columbia, Tenn., had apparently already thrown a back a few brewskies, and wanted a few more. When his refrigerator was empty, he decided to call someone to come get him to go on a little beer run. Guess who he called. Yep, 911.

According to ABC, the conversation went down like this:

Brooks: "Hey, you want to take me to the store? I want to go to the store to get me a beer. I’ll pay you."

911 Operator: "OK. Sir. I can’t take you to the store to get a beer."

Brooks: "Yeah. You can come now."

911 Operator: "No sir. You’ve got 911.”

I would almost buy his excuse -- he says he thought he was calling a friend -- except he called them more than once, like nine times that day. Also, when police told him that they'd just give him a citation if cooperated, he lied, and told them he didn't have a phone. Dude, they can trace those kinds of things pretty easily.

Police actually did end up giving him a ride, but they didn't take him to get beer. Instead they took him to jail.

Now, I agree that what he did was wrong and no one should call 911 unless it's an absolute emergency, and all of that good stuff. But I also feel a little for him. He wasn't trying to hurt anyone; he just wanted to keep the good times rolling. I hope he gets a little leniency here (and maybe a little help?), because at least he didn't drink and drive. That should be worth something, right?

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What's the craziest reason you've ever heard for someone dialing 911?

 

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