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

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.

Would you ever call 911 for beer? Comment below!

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  • A friend

    The man is very nice and lost all of his family tragically. He suffers from mental illnesses and sever depression. His father was Frank Roberge a successful and famous cartoonist. He means no harm. He needs help people. Be nice!

  • jere

    I think there must be another sickness here (other than the obvious alcoholism) that is undisclosed. Until that problem is found, this will more than likely continue.

  • jtorres

    He is obviously lonely. Fining him and arresting him is clearly not working. That’s probably the most exciting thing that hppens to him in life. Everyone who gets a telemarketing phone call should give out his number. He’ll have more people to talk to then he knows what to do with. He won’t be as lonely and he won’t have time to call 911.

  • Trishe

    He’s lonely…so he drinks…sad

  • Bell Toller

    amazing that the police repsond t this and not a murder call. Way to go

  • ted

    at least he didn’t use it to arrange at rape like the cop ken moreno. by the way why wasn’t he arrested for that mis-use of 911, that part of the story he did admit to.

    • Johnny Chenango

      Maybe if he was wearing a pink bra the police would’ve hung out with him.

  • YoungStud

    old geeza need to get himself sum strange, ay!

  • fred

    Sounds like they should take his calls more seriously, dude is obviously mental or extremely lonley. Get this guy some help for gods sake … no ? just keep finning him ? figures no help just tickets.

  • joe

    dude is obviiusly lonley or a complete drunk. If the man is lonley sit with him for a while chrsit he was even willing to pay you I think they need to take his calls more seriously sounds like he is crying for help. DO YOUR JOB !

  • Anthony Pepe

    its about time the police served some use. they should run errands for us. and pick up our dog poop. and do our dishes.

    • chris

      Anthony Pepe, you’re an idiot! That is all.


        FxCK HIM !!!!

    • Bell Toller

      They should hold my unit when I wee.

      • Ignorante Elephante

        No! It is my unit they will hold!

  • Richard T.

    This idiot is drawing upon police resources that could very well have been needed elsewhere on an emergency basis, and no, it is not funny.
    Perhaps he does need medication, but I would suggest that police start levying huge fines to those who abuse the 911 emergency telephone number.

  • Larry

    Now that’s what I call needing a cold one!

  • chuck

    the idiot cops were probably sleeping anyway….all he did was wake them up

  • Tom Hoebbel

    911 is a public service i guess he thought so. To Funny

  • Eric Seibold

    Gees, didn’t he know that even the cops can’t buy beer in CT on Sundays?

  • RichieT

    Any person that makes a bogus call to 911, should be fined,10 times what it costs to respond to the call. Everything from the phone call. through when ever it’s officially ended. We’ve enough idiots in our government, that we’ve put there, that are pis**ing away our tax dollars, without doing it to ourselves.

  • kds

    must be a nut job…

  • David Flores

    hahahahahahha that is funny!!! dude is obviously lonely or needs meds

  • Anne Hill

    people are so funny & stupid. lol!

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