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911 Smoking Emergency: Bored, Anxious Man Needed Cigarette, Say Tenn. Cops

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (CBS/AP) When a Tennessee man called 911 Sunday it was a positively smoking emergency.

Alex Lee Baker of Clarksville told police he was bored and anxious because he hadn't had a cigarette in two days.

The first time the caller claimed he was a witness to a murder. The second time he claimed he had been stabbed. And the third time - he said a woman had been killed and buried.

Police said Monday that all three calls, made within 35 minutes, originated from a phone owned by the 20-year-old Baker, who remained jailed on a $15,000 bond.

Now that's a drag.