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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Man Calls 911 From Inside Jail to Report the Cops

Posted By on Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 11:48 AM


911 dispatch operators are used to bizarre calls, but they probably have never had one from a man calling from inside a jail to complain that he was being held against his will until this week.

Cops were called to the Water Street Bar in Sandusky after 3 a.m. on Sunday after Joseph Walsh, a 26-year-old, allegedly tried to start a couple of fights.

He was belligerent with officers, refusing to obey their orders to calm down, and instead continuing to chirp at his friends. Once he shoved another man, cops searched him, finding a bag of cocaine and a rolled up $20. After that he was in handcuffs and on his way to jail.

It was there, however, that the real interesting nugget lands in our laps. According to the Morning Journal, an officer left Walsh alone in a holding cell and Walsh took out his cell phone and dialed 911 to let the proper authorities know that he's being held against his will. The dispatcher seems confused, as she should be, after she verifies that Walsh is dialing from inside his cell. She transfers him to the county jail, which is where he thinks he is. The man who answers the phone there is equally confused by Walsh's call, especially since Walsh is not at the county jail.

The audio is embedded below. Our favorite part is when he says he just wants his phone call, which is says while, yes, on a phone call.

Walsh now faces charges of misuse of 911 in addition cocaine possession.

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