OLDSMAR, Fla. (CBS/AP) Just a few days before New Years, Floridian Gregory Oras called 911 claiming that he had been beaten and shot. But, according to police, all he really wanted was a ride to the bar.
Photo: Gregory Oras.
Instead, the 37-year-old got a free lift to the local jail where he was charged with misusing the emergency call system and battery of a law enforcement officer.
According to a police report obtained by the St. Petersburg Times, Oras called police dispatchers three times before his arrest early Tuesday in Oldsmar, northwest of Tampa. He told the dispatchers he had a broken nose and bleeding ears, and claimed people were shooting at him.
But that was just a tall tale, according to authorities. What he was actually looking for was a ride to another bar.
The report also says Oras kicked a Pinellas County sheriff's deputy in the knees and a Taser was used to subdue him before he was arrested.