Florida man calls 911 to brag about muscles, hits on dispatcher

By Amy R. Connolly
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FRUITLAND PARK , Fla., June 6 (UPI) -- A 44-year-old Florida man was arrested after he allegedly called 911 to brag about his big muscles and ask the dispatcher on a date, police said.

Eduardo "Edward " Garcia was camping at Lake Griffin State Park in Fruitland Park, Fla., about 50 miles north of Orlando, when he called 911 to report a harassing phone call he received, police said. While on the phone, he asked the female dispatcher if she was single and told her he had big muscles. He called back twice more after the dispatcher hung up on him.


Officers went to the park where Garcia was camping and found him lying in his tent with an open can of beer and three more cold ones by his side. Officers called the phone number the 911 calls had originated and the phone by Garcia rang.

While in handcuffs in the police cruiser, Garcia allegedly told the police officer he wanted to head butt and kill him. He also spit on one of the officers, police said. Garcia is being held on charges of battery on a law enforcement office and misuse of the 911 system.


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