When the cop who arrested you hands you a phone and says you can make one call, don't call 911.
The Naperville Sun reports that Carly A. Houston was taken to the Naperville police station over the weekend, after she allegedly became embroiled in a heated, early morning dispute with a taxicab driver.
When given her one phone call she used her call to dial 911, which immediately connected her to Naperville police dispatchers. She pleaded for help, complaining she was "...trapped inside the detention facility...".
The call earned her another criminal charge, this one for making a false 911 report.
Her troubles began about 1:40 a.m. Sunday, when police were called to the BP service station at 901 N. Washington St., police Cmdr. Mike Anders said. A cab driver there told police he had picked Houston up near the city's downtown, and that she had instructed him to drive north on Washington Street.
When the driver asked for her specific destination Miss Houston allegedly "...yelled, screamed, cursed and extended (both) middle fingers at the cab driver and threatened bodily harm...". Enough already, he stopped at the gas station, where employees and patrons were also "...alarmed and disturbed..." by her reputed behavior, he said.
Police tried to persuade her to pay her $6.60 fare from downtown to the station; no go so to jail we go. While there at 3:10 a.m., Miss Houston allegedly used a phone to call 911 "to report she's trapped inside the Naperville police detention facility," Anders said.
In addition to making a false 911 report, Houston was charged with theft of labor or services, criminal trespass to land and disorderly conduct. All of the charges are misdemeanors.