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.
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.