Sheriff: Drunk Man Couldn't Take Kitten Into Strip Club Repeatedly Called 911

7:38 PM, Jun 7, 2012   |    comments
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Everett R. Lages Charlotte County Sheriff

Murdock, FL-- When you enter any type of night club you usually have to follow certain rules. Sometimes those rules include what you can and can't bring with you inside, like say a...live kitten.

A man in Florida apparently didn't think those rules applied to him when he tried to take his Kitten into of all places a strip club. But it's what the man did after being refused entry into the club, that got him arrested.

Deputies were called shortly after 9:00 pm on Tuesday, to the Emerald City in Murdock after the owner said he told Everett Robert Lages, 47 to leave. The owner said Lages had attempted to bring a kitten into the club.

Instead of leaving, witnesses said Lages sat down outside the business and repeatedly called 911.

When the deputies spoke with Lages, they noted that he appeared intoxicated. They told him he needed to leave the premises and assisted in calling a taxi for him. However when the taxi arrived, Lages would not cooperate with the driver. He refused to give his address or say where he wanted to be taken.  Instead Lages began yelling and causing a disturbance. Lages insisted that the club owner had committed a crime and continued to call 911 on his cell phone, even though the deputies were on the scene.

Deputies told Lages to stop calling 911, as continued calling of 911 was a crime. Lages refused to hang up the phone and refused to exit the taxi.

Lages was placed under arrest and had to be forcibly restrained. He was booked into the jail on charges of Misuse of the 911 System, Disorderly Intoxication, Trespassing after Warning and Resisting Arrest without Violence. He is being held on $4,000 bond.

Animal Control was called to pick up the kitten and is now safe and sound.

To read the news release click here

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