Man faces $1 million bail after alleged false calls to 911
A New Jersey man was arrested Thursday after reportedly calling 911 multiple times, asking the 911 operator to get him a taxi. A report on the incident says police responded after the man called 911 multiple times, after being let out of a taxi following a dispute with the driver.
The driver of the taxi says he was asked to take the man to another town but refused to pay the fair until he reached the destination. The taxi driver then let him out of the cab. Police responded after the man allegedly called 911 multiple times in a 20 minute time period, and told them he wouldn't stop calling 911 until they got him a taxi.
Police pepper sprayed the man and arrested him. He is being charged with disorderly conduct and making a false 911 call. The court set his bail at $1 million and set his court date for the end of the month. This bail might be considered especially high. Many times bail is set to keep people from fleeing the area if authorities believe the person is a flight risk, as well as for people that might be a danger to the general public.
When someone is arrested, they might face police questioning and not understand the situation they are facing. Speaking with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney might be a wise decision. They can help ensure that police and the courts treat a person with respect and treat them fairly throughout the legal process.
Source: WABC, "New Jersey man calls 911 to get him a taxi," Oct. 24, 2013