Man called 911 to get beer

May 10, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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BRIDGEPORT, Conn., May 10 (UPI) -- Police in Connecticut said a man who called 911 three times and then asked emergency responders to make a beer run was charged with misuse of 911.

Bridgeport police said Raymond Roberge, 65, called 911 three times Sunday and told emergency responders he would pay them to go buy him some beer, WVIT, New Britain, reported Tuesday.

Sales of beer, wine and liquor are banned on Sundays in Connecticut.

Roberge, who police said has called 911 for false alarms 79 times since the start of the year, was arrested on a charge of misusing the 911 system.

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