Man arrested for calling 911 without an emergency

Man arrested for calling 911 without an emergency
Christian Palacios issued misdemeanor summons for calling 911 without an emergency

THIBODAUX, LA (WVUE) - Thibodaux Police arrested a 24-year-old man who called 911 to find out if there was a warrant out for his arrest.

Christian Palacios is booked with unlawful use of the 911 system.

Police say he called 911 on Wednesday, July 16 at about 10:01 p.m. to ask if there were any warrants for his arrest. The dispatcher asked Palacios if he knew the difference between an emergency call and a non-emergency call. He admitted he did. Police responded to the 1500 block of Bell Street and issued Palacios a misdemeanor summons.

Thibodaux Police Chief Bryan Zeringue urges all citizens to use the 911 system properly.

Non-Emergency

• (985) 446-5021 should be used for situations that do NOT need an immediate response or dispatch of police.

Emergency

• 9-1-1 is for police, fire, or medical emergencies when immediate action is required: Someone's health, safety or property is in jeopardy or a crime is in progress.

Thibodaux Police say Palacios had no active warrants.

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