Florida woman arrested after calling police to complain about traffic ticketBy Mason White 3:56 AM August 8, 2013
By: John Roberts
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested and charged with misusing the 911 emergency system after calling police dispatchers to complain about a recent traffic ticket she received, according to police reports in Florida.
When Freda Johnson was fined for not wearing a seatbelt, she went crazy and wanted to let the authorities know.
The problem is that she let them know by calling the 911 emergency system to complain.
Johnson, 50, of Boynton Beach, Florida, was arrested last week for misusing 911.
Johnson wasted no time, officials said, as she 911 called 911 while the officer was printing the ticket.
The 911 operator, who answered the call of Johnson, notified her ticket agent, who then arrested her after explaining to her that she misused the emergency telephone system.
“You do not call 911 just because you’re unhappy,” the officer told Johnson during the encounter.
“I called 911 because I was complaining,” Johnson said.
Instead of getting a ticket, Johnson was arrested and booked into the Palm Beach County Jail for misusing 911, a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison.