The men and women in blue have to respond to some strange calls every day, but it doesn’t get any stranger than the calls here in the Sunshine State. They can range from a man using a taco as a driver’s license to cases of mistaken identity like this one.
According to the NWF Daily News, a woman who lives on Cedar Avenue in Niceville called to report a man carrying a beer and yelling at her. Police who responded to the crime said the woman feared the man wanted to do harm. When they looked more closely at the situation, police found the menacing figure to be nothing more than a drunk presumably belting out the 50-proof version of “Total Eclipse of the Heart” (is there any other version, really?). Officers handled it in the best way they could, the news site reports … they “sent him back to his apartment to sleep it off.”
We don’t suppose we can blame the poor lady for being scared. After all, there isn’t much middle ground in Florida distress calls. You either get the screaming drunk or some guy wanting to eat your face. Better safe than sorry.