CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. —– A Tennessee man arrested for making three fake 911 reports claim he was suffering from nicotine withdraw at the time.
Clarksville investigators said Alex Baker, 20, called 911 anonymously at 7:13 p.m. and said he had witnessed a murder. Baker then called again at 7:26 p.m. to say he had been pushed out a door, stabbed and abandoned in a wooden area.
Baker wasn’t done yet, police said Baker called a third time at 7:49 p.m. and told the 911 operator that he was dying in the woods and that his girlfriend had been murdered and buried in Woodlawn by…(get this) Alex Baker. Obviously, intelligence and common sense are not Baker’s strong points.
Police, doing what they do best, traced all three calls to Baker’s phone. He told officers he had lost his phone several days earlier. Police mobilized a search of the woods using canines and helicopters but turned up no evidence to corroborate the 911 calls.
Police said Baker later admitted to making the calls and inventing the stories because nicotine withdrawal had made him bored and anxious.
Baker was charged with three counts of making false reports and jailed in lieu of $15,000 bond.
At the time of this report, it was unclear if Baker had obtained legal counsel or a brain, for that matter.Tags: 911, arrested, nicotine withdraw, Offbeat, Tennessee