Cops: Man calls 911 for ride to Hooters

Man claimed grandmother was having stroke, deputies say

Jonathan Hinkle

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – A Central Florida man wanted to go to Hooters so badly that authorities say he told 911 dispatchers he needed a ride to the restaurant because his grandmother had just suffered a stroke in the parking lot.

Instead, Jonathan Hinkle, 28, got a ride to the Brevard County Jail on Tuesday after deputies searched for three hours for his grandmother. When they finally found her at another location, she said she hasn't had a stroke nor asked anyone for help.

Hinkle told the dispatcher he'd pay responders to take him to the Hooters on Florida's Atlantic Coast.

Hinkle was arrested on charges of misusing 911.

He was released on bond Wednesday night and records don't list an attorney for him.