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Bridgeport Man, 65, Calls 911 Over ‘Beer Emergency’

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Beer (file / credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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BRIDGEPORT, CT (AP) - A 65-year-old Bridgeport man faces criminal charges after police say he called 911 to solve a beer emergency.

Raymond Roberge called the emergency number three times on Sunday. Authorities say when emergency personnel arrived at his home, Roberge offered them money to go to the store and buy him some beer.

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He was charged with misusing the 911 system and was freed after posting a $500 bond. Attempts to reach him Monday failed. His phone number is unlisted.

Police said this isn’t the first time Roberge has abused the system.  Since the beginning of this year, Roberge has used the emergency system 79 times, never for an emergency, according to the Connecticut Post.

Once, he allegedly offered authorities $20 and some loose change to sit with him.

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