Thursday, 21 June 2012

Drunk 'admits murder' to get ride home with cops


Stranded drunk woman calls cops, invents murder for ride home



A woman from western Sweden is facing a hefty fine after she tried to get a free lift home by telling police she had just committed a murder.
The woman, who is 50 years old, called the police after a big night of drinking in Gothenburg, western Sweden, on the day after Christmas.

“I was too drunk to make my own way home,” the woman told police during an interrogation, according to the G√∂teborgs-Posten (GP) newspaper.

She then told the emergency operators on the other end of the line that she was calling to turn herself in after having killed her neighbour.

The drunken woman then provided operators with details of where she could be found.

However, when police arrived on the scene, they immediately realized that no killing had occurred, and that the intoxicated woman was bluffing for a free police escort home.

But the police failed to find the humour in the woman's drunk-dial ruse and dropped the woman off at a detox centre instead of her apartment.

The woman now faces trial for making false alarms to the police.

Gothenburg police demand the woman pay 1,700 kronor ($244) to compensate for the police resources wasted by the woman's attempt to use a police car as her own personal taxi service..

In addition, the prosecutor is proposing the woman be fined of 2,000 kronor as an additional punishment.

TT/The Local/og
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