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Fla. man wanting ride to bar calls 911, arrested

This photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's office on Wednesday Dec. 30, 2009 shows Gregory J. Oras, 37. Authorities say Oras, the Florida man who called 911 claiming he'd been beaten and shot at was hoping the tale would get him a ride to a bar. Oras is facing charges of misusing the 911 system and battery of a law enforcement officer. This photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's office on Wednesday Dec. 30, 2009 shows Gregory J. Oras, 37. Authorities say Oras, the Florida man who called 911 claiming he'd been beaten and shot at was hoping the tale would get him a ride to a bar. Oras is facing charges of misusing the 911 system and battery of a law enforcement officer. (AP Photo/Pinellas County Sheriff's office)
December 30, 2009

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OLDSMAR, Fla.—Authorities say a Florida man who called 911 claiming he'd been beaten and shot at was hoping the tale would get him a ride to a bar. Instead, 37-year-old Gregory J. Oras is facing charges of misusing the 911 system and battery of a law enforcement officer.

An arrest report says Oras called 911 three times before his arrest early Tuesday in Oldsmar, northwest of Tampa. He told the dispatcher he had a broken nose and bleeding ears, and claimed people were shooting at him.

Authorities say he was actually looking for a ride to another bar.

The report also says Oras kicked a Pinellas County sheriff's deputy in the knees and a Taser was used to subdue him.

Online records show he is being held at the Pinellas County Jail but don't indicate whether he has an attorney.

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Information from: St. Petersburg Times, http://tampabay.com

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

OLDSMAR, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a Florida man who called 911 claiming he'd been beaten and shot at was hoping the tale would get him a ride to a bar.

Instead, 37-year-old Gregory J. Oras is facing charges of misusing the 911 system and battery of a law enforcement officer.

An arrest report says Oras called 911 three times before his arrest early Tuesday in Oldsmar, northwest of Tampa. He told the dispatcher he had a broken nose and bleeding ears, and claimed people were shooting at him.

Authorities say he was actually looking for a ride to another bar.

The report also says Oras kicked a Pinellas County sheriff's deputy in the knees and a Taser was used to subdue him.

Online records show he is being held at the Pinellas County Jail but don't indicate whether he has an attorney.

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Information from: St. Petersburg Times, http://tampabay.com

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