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Drunk 'admits murder' to get ride home with cops

21 Jun 2012, 12:11

Published: 21 Jun 2012 12:11 GMT+02:00

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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 Göteborgs-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..

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

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14:12 June 21, 2012 by prince T
I thought she should get a warning or something. Especially if it was the first time. perhaps she was vulnerable after the drinking session. If she had been attacked or raped police would have helped anyway. I will use the english proverbs that says EXPENSIVE prevention is better than cure.
14:33 June 21, 2012 by HelmiVainikka
I guess he was...

*Puts on sunglasses*

...in for the ride!


/CSI Miami mode off
15:15 June 21, 2012 by skogsbo
it's hardly a hefty fine, plus can you admit to something you didn't do? perhaps she 'claimed' to have murdered someone?
15:47 June 21, 2012 by embil
Sure, why not? Let's all claim that we murdered our in-laws so we can get a free ride from the police and save on the high gas bill in the process. Of course, she was drinking and probably didn't have anyone to take her home, so there you have it.
16:14 June 21, 2012 by Nvd
When police can help one catch a cat stuck in the tree, a poor lady being helped must not be a problem. Too bad, she was too drunk to say the truth.
19:33 June 22, 2012 by sureiam
2 much on both sides.....................the woman and the police........... laying off the case would less expensive!!!!!
12:59 June 23, 2012 by domsworld77
still cheaper than a taxi
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