New Castle, Ind. Police arrested a man for calling 911 multiple times requesting a cheeseburger, according to a Feb. 26 Fox 59 TV report. 52-year-old Gregory Jackson was arrested at his apartment on Friday on an unrelated arrest warrant, issued two days prior to his 911 calls.
According to Indiana’s WISHTV Channel 8, Jackson made nine calls in a 90 minute span. During the call, Jackson reportedly harassed the dispatcher for his cheeseburger order, even after the harried dispatcher told him that the emergency unit did not take cheeseburger orders. The thoughtful dispatcher, fearful that Jackson had been starving for a long time, sent an officer to his apartment. It was at that time, fate intervened and they officers realized he was in fact, a wanted man.
The Indiana Munie Star Press reports Jackson was held without bond and would remain incarcerated until after his hearing set for Wednesday. Henry County Sheriff Butch Baker quipped to Munie Star Press that “if Jackson received a meal after his arrival at the jail on Friday night, that evening’s dinner featured a peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich, not a cheeseburger.”
Jackson reportedly has a long arrest record and was wanted on charges of failure to attend a hearing. This is in addition to at least 13 convictions for public intoxication as well as criminal recklessness and drug charges.
Jackson’s 911 calls for a cheeseburger are the latest in his bizarre criminal record. One of Jackson’s 13 convictions involves a Valentine’s Day arrest after he was found asleep in the back seat of stranger’s car near his home. His blood alcohol content at the time reportedly measured nearly three times the legal limit in the Indiana.
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