Alvaro Francisco called 911 to ask for a ride to Mexico, deputies say

Published On: Jan 21 2013 03:50:24 AM HST
Updated On: Jan 21 2013 04:26:09 AM HST

Alvaro Francisco is accused of calling 911 at least 10 times on Sunday in Collier County.

IMMOKALEE, Fla. -

A 26-year-old Immokalee man has been arrested after calling 911 10 times seeking a ride to Mexico or other places, authorities said.

The Naples Daily News reported Alvaro Francisco was arrested Sunday after the repeated calls to 911. He faces a misdemeanor charge of misusing the 911 system.

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The Collier County Sheriff's Office said Francisco began making calls at 8:16 p.m. Saturday and continued until 12:45 a.m. Sunday. Each time he asked for either a ride to Mexico or the homes of his boss and friends.

Dispatchers told Francisco that his calls were not an emergency and that he should not call 911 for such requests.

The responding deputy says Francisco smelled of alcohol when he was arrested.

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