“A man got to have a code.”
An Idaho man is looking at up to $1,000 in fines and up to one year in jail for dialing 911 twelve times to refute his bar tab. Per the police report, Phillip Poissonnier was kicked out of the generically named “Club Tequila” bar at approximately 1:13 a.m. on Monday morning. Looks like Mr. Poissonnier neglected to read the 10 Commandments Of Sunday Drinking. Rookie move.
He made twelve calls in total. The first was an unusual request; at 1:38 a.m. he called 911 because he wanted officers to come back to his residence on E Park Ridge Loop to discuss his bar tab. Seven minutes later, he called again, this time asking when the officer would be at his home.
Sounds like the guy just wanted to have a conversation, man-to-man. I don’t see the harm in that. I think we’ve all been overcharged by a beer or two before. Some might say it’s refreshing to see someone finally stand up for the rights of bar patrons all across this great land.
Poissonnier made two hangup calls to 911, and he also made the bold decision to call and put the phone up to his radio three times. No word on what song was playing, but I like to imagine that it was a pre-1970 George Jones song. Maybe “Walk Through This World With Me” or something equally depressing.
In a final act of rebellion, Poissonnier told a dispatcher that she’s “just like his ex wife.” *Drops mic and returns to vomiting uncontrollably*
Okay, so this was all over a $30 bar tab. Maybe you’re thinking, “Was it really worth it?” I get that, but sometimes a man has to act on principle. We’ve all been there. .
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