Man Called 911 To Make Wife Go To Bed


WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (UPI) — A Florida man serving a 60-day jail sentence for misuse of 911 called the emergency line because his wife would not leave him alone to check his Facebook.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said Doyle Hardwick, who began serving his sentence Tuesday, called 911 on Sept. 24 and told the dispatcher his wife refused to stop sitting next to him and go to bed, the Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla., reported Thursday.

Hardwick, 57, told the operator his wife told him she would go to bed if he let her drink some beers, but she refused to leave the seat next to him upon finishing her beverages. He said he was upset his wife would not let him “look at Facebook peacefully,” the 911 transcript states.

Deputies said both Hardwick and his wife smelled of alcohol when they arrived at their home.

Hardwick pleaded no contest to misuse of 911 in February and an arrest warrant was issued when he failed to show up to serve his sentence. He turned himself in Tuesday and began serving his 60 days.


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