Rhode Island man calls 911 from police cruiser to complain about officer who offered a ride

He's been charged with making a false 911 call.

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island police say a man called 911 from the back of a cruiser to complain about an officer who volunteered to give him a ride.

The Westerly Sun reports officers were called to a home in Westerly Tuesday and found the 28-year-old man arguing with his girlfriend.

Westerly Police Chief Richard Silva says the man seemed intoxicated, so officers told him to find a ride home. When he couldn’t, Silva says officers offered the man a ride to the police station where someone could pick him up.

Silva says the man used his cellphone to call 911 once inside the cruiser.

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The man has been charged with a misdemeanor of making a false 911 call.

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Information from: The Westerly Sun, http://www.thewesterlysun.com

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