Hood County man arrested for drunk texting 911

-

A man who allegedly sent dozens of harassing text messages to 911 dispatchers in Hood County is now facing charges.

The Hood County Sheriff’s Office said 46-year-old Shaun Taylor started texting 911 around 8 p.m. Monday. He claimed to be at a bar on M&M Ranch Road, which is about a block away from his home.

Taylor wanted deputies to investigate the local bar for overserving and overcharging him.

The sheriff’s office said Taylor was warned several times not to abuse the 911 system with non-emergency messages. But instead of stopping, he continued sending messages and calling dispatchers.

“During the incident, Taylor sent 35 harassing messages to the 911 system, keeping deputies and dispatchers busy for several hours,” Lt. Johnny Rose said.

Deputies eventually arrested him and charged him with abusing 911, which is a Class B misdemeanor.

"The moral of the story is, ‘Don’t text and drink alcohol. Have a designated cell phone holder,’” Lt. Rose said.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

WATCH FOX 7 NEWS LIVE

FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):


Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.



Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories