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Man Calls 911, Doesn’t Know His Address
Police Say Man Reported His Marijuana Stash Stolen
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When you dial 911, there’s certain things you have to do to make sure you get the help you need.
First, know your home address, and second, don’t wait 45 minutes to dial 911.
Von Powell, 22, who lives near Gainesville, had a hard time doing both of those things after he said he was the victim of a home robbery.
The man also told police that one of the things stolen was his “personal stash” of marijuana.
When you’re committing a crime and you’re also the victim of a crime, it makes it difficult to call police.
“He let the responding deputies know that he was sitting on the couch drinking a beer, watching a movie and smoking a blunt,” a deputy said.
Alachua County deputies were called out early Tuesday morning to Powell’s home. Powell told the 911 dispatcher that two men had burst through his door and robbed him at gunpoint.
The problem was he waited nearly an hour to call police. He also had no idea where he lived.
Police eventually found Powell by driving around his Green Leaf neighborhood.
Investigators said when officers arrived, Powell said the robbers had made off with $800 and a bag of Powell’s marijuana.
Thembi Says: Please listen to the 911 call, because this article doesn’t even begin to tell the full story of Von Powell and his misadventures.
I don’t think there is a single one of us around here who would sit up during a call to 911 and argue with the operator about how our location and phone number just aren’t important right now. Let’s not forget that Von is calling the police a full 45 minutes after the incident happened, so his assertion that its an emergency just kind of falls flat. Meanwhile, it’s one thing to flee the scene of an attack and head to a neighbor’s house, but why did he have to end up at the home of someone so hesitant to get involved that he won’t give the phone number of the phone he’s calling from? Hunh? What in the name of Santa Claus are you calling 911 for if you’re too suspiciously colored to give the police any information whatsoever? Just as an FYI? To make matters worse, somehow that suspicion of the police doesn’t translate into keeping your mouth shut about the “personal marijuana stash,” that the thieves made off with. Are we supposed to ignore the intentional use of the word ‘personal’ which indicates theres also a non-personal stash, you drug dealin’ derelict? This is just dumb in every way.