Man calls deputies for ride, gets one to jail
Thomas Freeman called the Pasco County Sheriff's Office about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday and said he was going to jump in front of traffic unless a deputy picked him up and took him home.
Freeman, 51, was on Fivay Road near Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, according to a sheriff's report. His house is on Teak Street, more than 3 miles south of where he stood. It's a long walk.
The call went out as a suicide threat and a deputy showed up.
"For my safety, I placed Thomas in handcuffs and conducted a pat down search for weapons," the deputy wrote.
The deputy removed Freeman's hat and found a "green leafy substance" tucked inside.
"I cannot believe I called the cops on myself," Freeman blurted, according to the report. "I forgot the marijuana was there."
Freeman was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. His stash weighed 0.2 grams, the report states.
He is being held at the Pasco jail in lieu of $150 bail.
Erin Sullivan, Times Staff Writer