A man is accused of calling 911 for help from the back of a police cruiser as police were trying to give him a ride from a Southington bar.
Officers responded to the Cadillac Ranch in Southington on May 5 after getting a call for help with an intoxicated person who was refusing to leave the bar, according to police.
Officers were in the process of giving a ride to 39-year-old Jesse Barner-Walton, of Webster, Massachusetts, when he started calling 911 from the back seat of the cruiser, asking for help, police said.
When officers pulled over to stop him from calling 911, Barner-Walton resisted being handcuffed but police were able to restrain him after a short struggle, police said. Barner-Walton and the officers were not injured during the struggle.
He was charged with misuse of the 911 system and interfering with an officer.