Police: Tallahassee man called 911 multiple times to report nonexistent crimes

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 15:32:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man has been arrested on felony charges after he kept calling law enforcement to investigate crimes that never actually happened. 

Samuel Tejada has been arrested and charged with misuse of 911.

Arrest documents say Tejada called 911 on Thursday and reported that someone was being held at gunpoint in a white pickup truck. When deputies arrived to the 5200 block of White Rock Lane, they saw the truck, but didn't see anyone inside.

When they spoke with Tejada, he said he thought he saw someone pointing a gun at a man. However, the man in question denied that anything had happened. 

Documents say that other deputies on scene began saying that Tejada had called 911 multiple times over the last 24 hours. 

Records revealed that Tejada had called early that morning to report people with flashlights were casing his home for a robbery. The claims were unfounded. Throughout the day records show he kept calling, reporting another nonexistent burglary and being placed in Marchman Act due to alcohol.

He was released several hours later, leading to the Thursday evening incident.

Due to Tejada's misuse of 911, he was arrested. Arrest documents say that approximately seven man hours of law enforcement were spent on the call, exceeding $100 and making the offense a felony. 

Tejada was booked into the jail and his firearms were seized for safe keeping.