A man who reportedly called 911 early this morning without a reason is now in jail after he allegedly became contentious with police.
The incident happened around 2:45 at 109 South Campbell Street, where 49-year old Wayne Thomas Brodie of Hopkinsville allegedly admitted to calling 911. When officers arrived, they reportedly asked Brodie what the problem was, to which he replied “nothing.”
Asked why he called 911, Brodie allegedly said because he could, though with more colorful language. Brodie was advised by Sgt. Mike Felts that calling 911 without an emergency is a crime and Brodie reportedly said it didn’t matter because he was leaving.
Sgt. Felts writes on the arrest card that Brodie was obviously intoxicated and in no condition to safely leave the residence, but ignored police advice that he would be arrested if he left.
Brodie was reportedly told to place his hands behind his back, which he did not do, and was warned that he’d be tased if he continued to disobey police commands.
After several warnings, Sgt. Felts writes he used his taser as Brodie stepped toward him and was then able to arrest the suspect without incident on falsely reporting an incident and resisting arrest charges.