Man accused in 911 call was states away

On May 17, 2012, in False Report, by djeyli

Florida police said that they have arrested a man who called 911 on his neighbor after discovering that the neighbor in question was driving a truck in Arkansas at the time.

Volusia County sheriff’s deputies said that 66-year-old Theodore Gasper called 911 at 1:12 p.m. on Monday and accused his neighbor of threatening to harm him with a gun.

Deputies arrived and discovered that Gasper’s neighbor wasn’t even at home. The neighbor, who is a trucker, was in Arkansas at the time.

Deputies spoke to the trucker on his cell phone, verifying he had been away from his home since May 6. When deputies told Gasper the neighbor was not home, he called the neighbor’s girlfriend, Janet Brumley, a liar and demanded that Brumley’s house be searched, the report shows.

Deputies gave Gasper several opportunities to recant his story but instead became verbally aggressive and refused, deputies said.

He later admitted to lying once he was arrested on a charge of giving false information to a law enforcement officer.

“I am sorry for lying,” the arrest report quotes him as saying. “I’ll take my medicine for lying.”

The call was likely related to an ongoing dispute over a dirt road they share as a driveway.

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