Drunken man dials 911 for beer, police say - WKRN News 2

Drunken man dials 911 for beer, police say

Posted: Updated: Aug 6, 2012 05:27 PM CDT
Allen Troy Brooks, 67, was arrested Saturday. Allen Troy Brooks, 67, was arrested Saturday.

A Columbia man was arrested Saturday for calling 911 several times during a 12- hour period.

During one of the calls, 67-year-old Allen Troy Brooks asked the dispatcher to pick him up and give him a ride to purchase beer.

According to Columbia police, Brooks was intoxicated when he made the calls.

He told officers he'd had "a little" to drink on Saturday.

"What happened is I dialed the wrong number," Brooks told Nashville's News 2 Monday. "I was trying to call a friend."

He continued, "I was sitting here on the porch when the police came and got me.  It wasn't my phone either.  It belonged to someone else.  I gave it back because I don't want it no more."

Brooks was taken into custody for making aggravated 911 calls for a non-emergency purpose and transported to the Maury County jail.

He has since been released on a $1,500 bond.

According to police, the calls made Saturday were among 11 calls made by Brooks in the last month.  Many were hang-ups.

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