Man Charged With Calling 911 For Ride

The sheriff's office in Pinellas County, Fla., say Gregory Oras called 911 three times early Tuesday morning. He said people were shooting at him. Police raced to the scene to discover the caller was just leaving a bar, and he wanted a ride to another bar. Police put him into a car, but not to his preferred destination. He was charged with making a false 911 call.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. You have to say one thing in favor of a South Florida man. He did not try to drive while drinking. Gregory Oras allegedly called 911 early Tuesday morning. He said people were shooting at him. Police raced to the scene in Pinellas County and discovered the caller was just leaving a bar. He needed a ride to another bar. Police did put him into a car, but not to his preferred destination, and when he kicked a cop, the deputies tasered him.

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