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Indiana man arrested for 911 cheeseburger emergency

Desperate for a cheeseburger, an Indiana man repeatedly called 911 demanding to place an order. He called 911 nine times in 90 minutes.

Feb 27 2013, 11:18am CST | by

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NEW CASTLE, Ind. – It must have been a cheeseburger emergency.

On Friday, Gregory Jackson, 52, of New Castle, was arrested for making repeated calls to 911 requesting a cheeseburger. Police said Jackson called 911, nine times in 90 minutes.

Not only did Jackson request a cheeseburger, he allegedly harassed the dispatcher after being told 911 was only to be called during emergencies. Just in case Jackson may have been starving or sick due to malnutrition, the 911 operator dispatched a police officer to check on him.

Jackson was committed to prison in lieu of bail. A hearing is set for Wednesday in Henry County Court. Police said Jackson's criminal record includes 13 public intoxication convictions, along with convictions for criminal recklessness and for drug-related charges.

Police said Jackson was arrested and later convicted on the intoxication charge after being found sleeping in the seat of a stranger's car, parked near his house. The incident occurred on Valentine's Day. At the time of his arrest, his BAC was almost three times above the legal limit.



Via MSN News Now.

 
 
 

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A multi-award winning writer, Jeffrey B. Roth is a well-known investigative reporter, who covers crime, law, politics, sciences, business, medicine, education, history and a wide range of other topics. In 2010, Roth won first place for a new series in the Keystone Press Awards, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. A published short story writer and poet, Roth is listed in the Locus Index of Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors. Currently, Roth writes for CBS Philadelphia, CBS Baltimore, the Philadelphia Examiner and regional publications, including Carroll Magazine, Carroll Business Quarterly and Hagerstown Magazine to name a few. In the past, Roth, a former crisis intervention counselor and teacher, has written for numerous Pennsylvania newspapers, state and national magazines and the Associated Press. He lives in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, west of Gettysburg, Pa.

 

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