ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. - Roger Eugene Hollaway said he called 911 because he felt like it, and to say, "Hi."
The 63-year-old man said there wasn't an emergency, saying he knew he could be locked up for dialing 911 without a legit emergency, according to a recently released arrest affidavit.
"I asked Hollaway again why he called 911, he stated he called to say, 'Hi,'" the affidavit states. "I told Hollaway he is not supposed to call 911 just to say, 'Hi,' to an officer; he replied you might be my grandson."
Hollaway's apparent whimsical 911 call happened at 12:18 p.m. last Thursday. Dispatchers said a man called the emergency number and said he needed a "lift," then said he was joking. The caller next said to tell his son he's ready for a ride before saying he was joking and hanging up.
As one St. Lucie County Sheriff's deputy conducted a records check on Hollaway, another deputy talked to him. That deputy quoted Hollaway as saying, "I'm not going to show you my (genitals)."
Hollaway, of the 100 block of Southeast Soneto Court in Port St. Lucie, was arrested on a misdemeanor misuse of 911 charge.
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