Pinellas County man drunk-dialed 911 3 times, deputies say

Florida man tells dispatchers his drug dealer was mad at him

Published On: Mar 14 2013 09:32:33 AM EDT
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -

A 51-year-old Florida man got a trip to jail for drunk-dialing 911, officials say.

Pinellas County deputies didn't find an emergency when they arrived at Gary Alan Pockrandt's home near St. Petersburg on Wednesday morning. Pockrandt had called 911 twice, telling dispatchers his cellphone wasn't working.

Authorities weren't amused when Pockrandt called 911 again three hours later and told the dispatcher that his drug dealer was mad at him.

The Tampa Bay Times reports Pockrandt was cooperative the first time deputies came to his house. But he was combative when they arrived after the third 911 call. An arrest report noted he was intoxicated.

Pockrandt is being held in jail on $150 bail. He's charged with misuse of the 911 system.