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Florida Man Arrested After Calling 911 to Get Ride to Hooters

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    Jonathan Hinkle was arrested after authorities say he called 911 because he wanted a ride to Hooters

    (Published Thursday, June 8, 2017)

    A Florida man wanted to go to Hooters so badly that authorities say he told 911 dispatchers he needed a ride to the restaurant because his grandmother had just suffered a stroke in the parking lot.

    Instead, 28-year-old Jonathan Hinkle got a ride to the Brevard County Jail Tuesday night.

    Hinkle made the call back in March. Police said deputies searched for three hours for his grandmother. When they finally found her at another location, she said she hadn't had a stroke or asked anyone for help.

    News outlets say Hinkle told the dispatcher he'd pay responders to take him to the Hooters on Florida's Atlantic coast so that he could help his grandmother.

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    Hinkle was arrested Tuesday on charges of misusing 911. He was released on bond Wednesday night, and records don't list an attorney for him.

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