PORT RICHEY, Fla. (WSVN) — Deputies have arrested a man with a tattoo of the State of Florida on his forehead after he was accused of misusing the 911 calling system.
According to an arrest report obtained by Fox 13, 22-year-old Matthew Leatham was arrested early Sunday morning by Pasco County deputies.
According to deputies, Leatham called 911 to ask for a ride home and cursed at the operator while on the phone. Investigators said the operator gave Leatham the non-emergency number.
A deputy also spoke to Leatham and said they offered to call a taxi, but Leatham said he didn’t have any money and instead started traveling on foot.
Deputies said Leatham called 911 again to ask for a ride home. A deputy met with him while he was still on the phone with the dispatcher and arrested him.
The deputy said during a search, they found marijuana, but they said Leatham denied knowing what it was.
Leatham faces charges of misusing the 911 system and possession of marijuana.