Man charged in Viagra 911 prank calls

March 15, 2011 at 3:20 PM

OAKLAND PARK, Fla., March 15 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said a man called 911 dispatchers and told them he had overdosed on Viagra. He was later charged with misusing the emergency system.

The Broward County Sheriff's Office said the man, identified as Matthew Wade Douglas Jr., 28, made three 911 calls Jan. 16 from a cellphone, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Tuesday.

Dispatchers said he told them he overdosed on Viagra, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction, and gave them graphic details of sex acts.

Deputies said they arrived at the Oakland Park address given by the caller and the family there said the calls did not come from their home.

The sheriff's office said deputies returned to the home a few weeks later with recordings of the calls and the family identified the voice as Douglas, who used to reside there while dating the homeowner's daughter.

Deputies said Douglas was found to have already been jailed on charges of disorderly conduct and violating a municipal ordinance for having an open container. He was charged with the additional crimes of misusing the 911 system and making an obscene or harassing telephone call.

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