INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. - The first time Anita Lewis is accused of calling 911 last week, she and a man were arguing.
The second time she reportedly dialed the emergency line, the 53-year-old Vero Beach woman said the man had called her names.
During the third alleged 911 call, Lewis complained the man "wouldn't shut up," according to a recently released arrest affidavit.
"I asked if she called 911 because the male wouldn't stop talking, and she replied yes, it's annoying me," the affidavit states.
The hat trick of 911 calls played out Jan. 31 between about 4:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. in Vero Beach, ultimately landing Lewis behind bars on a misdemeanor misuse of 911 charge, the affidavit states.
When a Vero Beach police officer went to Lewis' listed address in the 2600 block of 11th Avenue after the final 911 call, the officer learned it was the third call at the address in a couple of hours.
The officer saw a man sitting at a table drinking beer and listening to music. He reportedly had no clue why police were called.
Meanwhile, Lewis alleged the man "wouldn't shut up." She confirmed dialing 911 because the man was loquacious, saying the surplus chatter annoyed her.
"I advised the defendant if she didn't like it she could leave the house and that 911 is for emergencies not things like this," the affidavit states. "The defendant didn't care about my response and only yelled at the male and complained that he was bothering her."
The officer learned Lewis called 911 at 4:42 p.m. She and the man argued and were "advised to act more civil for the evening."
She's accused of calling again at 5:18 p.m. and hanging up. She called back immediately and claimed the man called her names. The affidavit doesn't elaborate on the alleged name calling.
The affidavit also doesn't specify the topic of the man's alleged excessive gabbing.
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