We've all wanted answers to life's many mysteries, right? Of course. Though most of us do not call 911 to get the answers like one man did.
Police from South Carolina tossed a man in jail after he called 911 multiple times and asked the dispatchers some bizarre questions.
According to The Herald, John Dargan Barron, 69, started a series of calls to 911 just after 11 p.m. last week, asking the dispatcher this question: “How many legs does an octopus have?” As you can see, he had some serious questions that needed answers.
When officers arrived at his home, they found Barron wasted and warned him to stop calling 911 unless it was for a real emergency.
But it turned out Barron had yet another important question on his mind. About 30 minutes later, officers were again dispatched to Barron’s home when he called 911 and asked “if the Russian alphabet was the same as the English alphabet.” When officers arrived at Barron’s home the second time, he was not wearing any pants. After a few words and help from the officers, Barron was ready to take a car ride downtown.
Officers then said that Barron turned verbally abusive and even tried passive resistance before refusing to get in the back of a police car. When the officers took Barron to police headquarters, he refused to get out of the car, telling officers he was stuck in the backseat.
At the end of his adventure, Barron was charged with violation of the 911 statute and resisting police.