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Man tells police 'just forget' 13 calls to 911

September 12th, 2013 4:27 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Man tells police 'just forget' 13 calls to 911

KINGSPORT — In one hour's time, dispatch received thirteen 911 hang ups from a residence on Skyland Drive. An officer checked the home to find the front door open, while four people inside sat around a table. One man admitted to making the calls, saying he was threatened. When questioned who had made the threats he offered no suspect, telling police,  "Just forget it." The officer declined, asking that he step outside. While a citation was being issued, the man said he needed to go back in and get his ID. He then attempted to slam the front door in the face of police, but the officer's foot kept it from shutting. The man was then taken into custody. Rather than being released on a citation for non-emergency calls to 911, as police originally planned, he was instead booked into jail on the same charge.

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