A Pennsylvania man will have a nice long talk with a judge after cops hauled him into jail on charges that he repeatedly called 911 because he needed someone to talk to.
Larry Keiser dialed the emergency number for the first time around 10:30 p.m. last Friday night to say that he was just looking for some conversation, but when the dispatcher offered to send an ambulance, he hung up. Over the next half hour, Keiser kept calling, getting staffers agitated enough that they sent a cop to check on him.
That officer said Keiser smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking several beers because he was upset about a family situation, but still refused an ambulance ride to a nearby medical facility. Police left at 12:12 a.m., and the Lehigh County Communications Center got another call less than one minute later -- leading to Keiser's arrest. (Allentown Morning Call)