Senior Citizen Calls 911, Asks EMTs for a Favor

Raymond Roberge was hoping they'd go on a beer run for him
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2011 2:43 PM CDT
Please get me some beer.   (Flickr)

(Newser) – Things you should not call 911 about: bad manicures, bad weed, lack of beer. And yet, a 65-year-old Connecticut man did just that. Police say Raymond Roberge called 911 three times on Sunday. When EMTs and firefighters came to his home, he asked them to ... go on a beer run for him (he graciously offered to pay them for their trouble). Roberge is apparently something of a 911-dialing pro: The Connecticut Post reports that he's called the number 79 times since the beginning of the year.

On one occasion, he offered the responding crew $20 and change to come sit with him inside. But Sunday's incident resulted in more than just the usual warning. He was charged with misuse of the 911 system and released after posting $500 bond. Click to read about more weird crimes.

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