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

(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.

Mark Eskelsen told emergency dispatchers he was "the sheriff of Washington County."   (Washington County)
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