August 27, 2009

Man called 911 for lost keys

Police in Florida said a man arrested for misuse of 911 called the emergency line several times to report losing his house key.

Investigators said Lin Xu, 27, called 911 several times early Saturday from a pay phone outside of a Walgreens store in Boynton Beach, the Palm Beach (Fla.) Post reported Thursday.

Xu told responding officers he called the emergency line because he lost his house key. Police said he gave a Texas address and it was not clear whether he recently moved to Florida or was visiting at the time of the incident.

Xu was arrested and charged with misusing 911. He was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail and released after posting $500 bond.