A Springfield man’s alleged abuse of the 911 system landed him in a Clark County courtroom.
Frederick Campbell was out drinking at various places in Springfield, according to court documents, and called dispatchers nearly two dozen times Wednesday when he never had an emergency.
During the calls, Campbell didn’t make coherent sense and didn’t give dispatchers direct answers.
“Who is you?” he asked a dispatcher.
“This is dispatcher Repik,” the dispatcher replied.
“This ain’t a popularity contest — lives have been taken,” Campbell said.
Two sheriff’s officials eventually found Campbell at Rooster’s restaurant on Bechtle Avenue. He was very drunk, according to court documents.
Thursday, Campbell pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court to charges of disrupting a public service, which carries a penalty of up to 18 months in jail and/or a $5,000 fine, and falsification because he’s accused of giving deputies a fake name at the restaurant.
His bond on the two charges totaled $3,500.