Man tells 911 operator that he ‘needed a woman’
In St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, a new neighbor used emergency services to meet a new friend; it didn’t work out so well.
On Saturday night, reports WDSU News, Kareem Collins (mugshot below), who had recently moved from New Orleans to the St. Tammany Parish area, dialed 911 and told the dispatcher that he “needed a woman.” Before the operator or anyone else at the police station could say “get in line, bub,” the system pulled a red flag on Collins’s criminal history, which identified him as a registered sex offender who had not alerted the authorities when he moved into town. (Collins, and other sex offenders, are legally obligated to notify police about their priors.)
We don’t know Collins’s motive for the 911 misuse, but the phone call, indirectly, cost Collins a trip to the jailhouse.
“Our would-be Romeo had failed to contact the proper authorities when he moved from New Orleans,” a sheriff’s department spokesperson wrote. “[That’s] a big no-no for convicted sex offenders.”
Audio of the call has not yet been released to local media. Collins faces a charge related to failure to register for a change of address.