(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested and charged with misusing the emergency telephone system after calling police dispatchers because she felt lonely, according to police reports in Florida.
Police officers in Vero Beach, Florida said that the 64-year-old Fleurette French dialed police several times last month because she was lonely, according to the statement on the arrest warrant.
A dispatcher said that French made an emergency call around 8:00 pm, to report a medical problem. The woman also told the police dispatcher that she had been drinking. The operator said that the woman "was not in obvious danger."
A doctor who was sent to French’s house told deputies when he got there, that French admitted that she really just called "because she was lonely", but nevertheless was taken to a local hospital.
The investigators then found that French had called police five times during a one week span. During each call she told police that she was drunk, and every time she was transported to the hospital, according to the affidavit.
Doctors found that French had no medical problem.
“Calling police for no reason can create a dangerous situation because if a real emergency happens at that moment, police won’t be available to respond,” Wendy Barnes, 67, of Dania Beach, Florida told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the charges.
French was charged with emergency telephone system abuse.