Florida man arrested after making false calls to 911

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa man who thought he could dial 911
whenever he needed medication or a ride has been arrested after
making about 50 such calls in September alone.

Tampa police say 55-year-old Isidoro Acosta Jr. had been warned repeatedly about making non-emergency phone calls to 911.

But on Sunday, he called the number again.

This time, paramedics called police and had him arrested.

Authorities say his constant calls for service kept them from tending to real emergencies.

Acosta was charged with making a false 911 call and is being held on $500 bond.

It was not immediately known if he has an attorney.


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