Thursday, September 26, 2013

Man Asked 911 for a Ride to Ethiopia, Instead Receives a Ride to Jail

A man who reportedly called 9-1-1 from inside of Walmart on Old Fort Parkway asking for a ride to Ethiopia has been arrested. The incident was reported early Wednesday morning. Sean Williamson was said to be causing a disturbance at the customer service desk when police responded.

 Officers stated the subject appeared to be under the influence of something and wrote in their report, “Mr. Williamson admitted to smoking marijuana.”  Police had to carry the 28-year old out of the store. Once outside, officers were unable to give the man a ride to Ethiopia, but were able to transport him to the local jail where he was booked on charges of Public Intoxication, Resisting Arrest and the Misuse of 9-1-1. He will appear in court in November.