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He dials 911, needing a ride, and gets one — straight to jail

TAMPA — An 18-year-old man apparently really, really needed a ride to Tampa on Tuesday night.

So about 10 p.m., Monte Hinton used a pay phone on Adamo Drive. To call a cab? Nah. He called 911.

Oops.

Hinton might have had second thoughts about his emergency call because he hung up when a dispatcher answered. Too late. Sheriff's deputies were on the way.

When they found Hinton, they gave him a ride all right — to jail.

Hinton was arrested on a charge of making a false 911 call, a misdemeanor, and jailed in lieu of $500 bail.

He dials 911, needing a ride, and gets one — straight to jail 08/26/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 5:13pm]

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