FORT WALTON BEACH – A 27-year-old man was arrested for misusing the 911 system after he decided to call because his neighbors had his video game controllers.
Around 9:30 p.m. May 15, after officers responded to the man’s initial call at an apartment complex on MacFarlan Avenue, they told him “not to use the emergency line again for this problem,” according to a Fort Walton Beach Police Department arrest report.
The neighbors then called 911 and said the man was screaming that he was going to blow everything up and was walking around with a stick, the report reads. An officer determined the man didn’t threaten anyone specifically and asked him to stay inside for the night. His Xbox controllers were returned to him.