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Dope Demands Police Escort to Lil Wayne Show in Miami

Man requests helicopter ride from Jacksonville to Miami for rap concert. Instead gets an escort to jail



    Dope Demands Police Escort to Lil Wayne Show in Miami
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    A Jacksonville man wanted a police escort to a Lil Wayne show in Miami, but instead wound up in jail for his dumb request.

    A Jacksonville man wanted to see Lil Wayne perform in Miami, but he wanted to get there as quickly and safely as possible with the help of a police escort.

    Unfortunately for 20-year-old Michael Kruse, police escorts are generally reserved for politicians, celebrities and heads of state, but that didn't stop the rap enthusiast from calling 911 to request an escort or at least the use of a helicopter.

    Kruse called 911 as he was heading south on I-95, requesting the escort.

    "You want a police escort to take you to Miami?" the 911 dispatcher responded, according to WTLV.

    "Or, you have a helicopter?" Kruse asked.

    "We don't just send helicopters up for rappers," the dispatcher said.

    Kruse said he was just trying to be cautious.

    "Well, I'm driving there right now. I just wanted the fastest way to get there. I didn't want to get pulled over on the highway," Kruse said.

    The dispatcher had Kruse pull off the highway where he was met by deputies and given an escort straight to jail, accused of misusing 911.

    The best part is that Kruse had nearly been charged with misusing 911 less than 24 hours earlier, after he called the emergency number to say he was feeling sick.

    During that call, the dispatcher began to suspect Kruse was high on something after his speech was slurred.

    "Are you sure you haven't taken something sir?" the dispatcher asks. "Because you're not making a whole lot of sense."

    "I've been smoking marijuana," Kruse tells the dispatcher.

    "Do you want a deputy to come and take you to jail?" the dispatcher offers.

    "Why?" says Kruse.

    "You just told me on a taped line you just got done smoking marijuana," the dispatcher says.

    "Awww. Are you serious?" Kruse asks.

    Kruse was given a stern lecture after the first call but apparently hadn't learned his lesson.