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Police: Conn man dials 911 to solve beer emergency

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(CBS/AP) - Out of beer? Try calling 911!

That's what cops say one Bridgeport, Conn. man did Sunday to solve his beer crisis. Raymond Roberge, 65, allegedly called 911 three times and when authorities arrived at his home he offered them money to go buy him beer.

Hey, it's better than drinking and driving.

Roberge was charged with misusing the 911 system and was freed after posting a $500 bond.

Police say this isn't the first time they've responded to one of Roberge's "emergencies." All of Roberge's 79 calls to 911 since the beginning of this year have been false alarms, authorities told the Connecticut Post.

Police say Roberge once even offered authorities $20 and some spare change to sit with him.

Police did not say whether they accepted the offer.

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