Florida falsely reports a body because he needed a ride home

A Central Florida man has been arrested after he called the police to report that he found a dead body all because he needed a ride home.

46-year-old Jermaine Williams was arrested early Friday at the McDonald’s on 5th Street in Winter Haven.

Authorities say when they arrived to the establishment, they did not find a dead body, however, they did find Williams sitting on a curb and waiting for them. Williams then confessed that he made the call because he needed a ride home.

It was later discovered that Williams called authorities several times that night to request a ride home before falsely reporting a body.

He has been arrested and charged with misuse of 911. He is currently being held at the Polk County Jail.

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