Need a ride home – call a cab or a friend, but not the police.
That's the lesson a Dallas man learned Monday night.
Dallas police responded to what they believed was a major disturbance involving a man threatening to kill someone in the 2800 block of South Ave around 8 p.m.
Four Dallas police squad cars arrived and found a lone man at the location the 911 call was made.
When the man saw a police car, he took off running. The man, Charles Earl Brown, made it only a few yards before he was apprehended by police.
Dallas police asked Brown, 54, if he had dialed 911 from his cell phone. He said no.
But a quick check of the phone's call history proved otherwise.
When asked why he called 911, Brown finally fessed up.
"I needed help getting home," Brown said, according to the police report.
Brown was then taken by officers to Lew Sterrett and booked for making a false alarm/report.
When he got to the jail, Brown was still a bit confused.
"I called y'all to get a ride home," Brown told officers, according to the report. "Why am I at jail?"