Homeless Hot Tub Intruder Calls 911 for Cocoa, Hug
Request denied, man arrested
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2010 2:02 AM CDT
Mark Eskelsen told emergency dispatchers he was "the sheriff of Washington County."   (Washington County)

(Newser) – After 10 hours spent soaking in a hot tub, all Mark Eskelsen wanted was "a hug and a warm cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows in it," he told 911 operators. Instead, he was arrested and charged with trespass and misuse of the 911 system after police found the homeless man—who identified himself to emergency dispatchers as the county sheriff—in the tub of a community recreation center, the Oregonian reports.

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Riffran
Sep 3, 2010 1:54 AM CDT
maybe he really really really liked hot cocoa..lol...coo coo ...coo coo..
mr2677
Sep 2, 2010 7:19 PM CDT
"i'm the sheriff."
webgrunt
Sep 2, 2010 5:07 PM CDT
Kind of stupid title. The issue isn't that the guy is homeless, it's that he's insane. Homelessness is simply a by-product of his insanity.