August 8th, 2012 by Drink Up

Who Knew? 9-1-1 is Not a Beer Delivery Service


Some may think of running out of beer on a Saturday night as a minor emergency………

For Allen Troy Brooks, it was a reason to call 911.

 “Hey, you want to take me to the store?” Brooks, a 67-year-old man from Columbia, Tenn. (That’s right a native Tennessean – I feel like a proud father), asked the 911 dispatcher. “I want to go to the store to get me a beer. I’ll pay you.”

 “OK. Sir. I can’t take you to the store to get a beer,” the dispatcher said.

 Undeterred, Brooks told the dispatcher she could “come now.”

 “No sir,” she said. “You’ve got 911.”

 Brooks was arrested for making 911 calls  in a non-emergency. He contends he incorrectly dialed and was trying to reach his friend.

 Brooks had called 911 11 times in the past month. Many of the calls were hang-ups, police told ABC News’ Nashville affiliate WKRN.

 Brooks was taken to jail and released on a $1,500 bond.


Until Next Time,



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