Man Calls 911, Doesn’t Know His Address

November 5th, 2009 by

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.
“That’s something that I don’t know a lot of people would report,” the deputy said. “It makes it real hard. That may be why he waited 45 minutes to call us before he did.”
Police said Powell called neighbors and friends before dialing 911. He told dispatchers he had to borrow a phone because he didn’t have one of his own.
Channel 4′s Jason Law tried to talk with Powell, but there was no answer when he knocked on the door. His next door neighbor, Tara Nichols, doesn’t blame Powell for being honest with police.
“I would, because he wasn’t safe, I would rather the police be involved than be hurt anymore,” Nichols said. “Honesty is the best policy. Yeah I think so.”
Police said Powell was not arrested for possession of marijuana because there was a lack of physical evidence. After all, his stash was reportedly stolen.
Police said that Powell has been arrested on drug charges in the past.


One Response

  1. johnny d

    Where do I start with this one, lets see.Who does he think he is the OBAMA of “I wuz jus chillin trin’ to get my blunt on den sum craka’robbed me,kno what im sayn’,yu feelin’ me ” I mean come on he lives in Green Leaf Neighborhood,what a dumb ass darkie. I aquired that little phrase from Mr. Ned

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