Cobb man banned from using 911 after allegedly calling 118 times in 3 years

A 62-year-old man has been banned from using 911 after authorities said he called the Cobb County number more than 100 times in the past three years.

William Baccus faces an abuse of 911 charge for allegedly calling the number 118 times during that span, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

“He calls us for things like getting him a glass of milk and retrieving his remote from across the room and getting his cellphone from across the room,” Cobb County Fire Chief Randy Crider told Channel 2.

Crider told the news station that ties up emergency personnel and requires fire and paramedics to be dispatched to his home for every call.

“It does put other people in unnecessary danger that could potentially need our service in a true emergency,” Crider told Channel 2.

The arrest warrant obtained by Channel 2 said both the fire department and Cobb County police have warned Baccus not to call 911 “unless it was an actual medical emergency.”

Baccus has not turned himself in, Channel 2 reported. The news station was not able to reach him for comment.

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