Fla. man wanting ride to bar calls 911, arrested

The old saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” really does apply here. I suppose it takes all kinds to make the world go ’round. What’s really “scary” is, he probably has a girlfriend. I’m sure she’s a real “winner.” TGO

Refer to brief story below. Source: Associated Press

Wed Dec 30, 9:34 pm ET

OLDSMAR, Fla. – Authorities say a Florida man who called 911 claiming he’d been beaten and shot at was hoping the tale would get him a ride to a bar. Instead, 37-year-old Gregory J. Oras is facing charges of misusing the 911 system and battery of a law enforcement officer.

An arrest report says Oras called 911 three times before his arrest early Tuesday in Oldsmar, northwest of Tampa. He told the dispatcher he had a broken nose and bleeding ears, and claimed people were shooting at him.

Authorities say he was actually looking for a ride to another bar.

The report also says Oras kicked a Pinellas County sheriff’s deputy in the knees and a Taser was used to subdue him.

Online records show he is being held at the Pinellas County Jail but don’t indicate whether he has an attorney.


Information from: St. Petersburg Times, http://tampabay.com

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