911 Call Asking for Cigarettes Leads to Arrest in Hood County

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013  |  Updated 4:09 PM CDT
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Linda White of Hood County is charged with 911 abuse after investigators say she made a 911 call asking for cigarettes. (warning explicit language)

Hood County Sheriff’s Office

Linda White of Hood County is charged with 911 abuse after investigators say she made a 911 call asking for cigarettes. (warning explicit language)

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Authorities in Hood County said 48-year-old Linda White called 911 to have a deputy deliver cigarettes to her home.

Hood County Sheriff's Department Lt. Kathy Jividen said the woman, a Granbury resident, called 911 on Feb. 11 asking for the cigarettes.

From the 911 call, a woman can be heard asking a man, "Why don't you call 911 and tell them I need some cigarettes." Then she addresses the dispatcher.

Caller: "Hello."
Dispatch: "Hello."
Caller: "I need some cigarettes."

At that point the Hood County dispatcher asks the caller for her address and name.

Dispatch: "What's your name?"
Caller: "Gary Roberts."
Dispatch: "I'm sorry, Kerry is your first name?"
Caller: "Gary."
Dispatch: "Spell it for me."
Caller: "G-a-r-y. Wait I forgot how to spell my last name."
Dispatch: "You said your last name is Roberts?"
Caller: "No. I think I dialed the wrong number."

 

Jividen said instead of getting cigarettes, White received a visit from two deputies and was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of abuse of 911.

Jividen said the caller was "very intoxicated" when she dialed 911.

White was later released from the Hood County Jail on a $1,000 bond.

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