Nut Nabbed For Bizarre Calls To Police Dispatch

Wisconsinite sought "some quality time together"

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Dispatch Lover

JANUARY 29--A Wisconsin man who once called 911 for help in dealing with a snoring woman in his bed has been arrested for dialing police dispatchers and asking if they wanted to “fool around” or “spend some quality time together.”

Cops say Benjamin Duddles, 47, last week called the non-emergency line at the Waukesha Police Department four times over a 37-minute period and made some odd requests of police personnel, according to a criminal complaint.

In one conversation with a female dispatcher, Duddles said, “It would be super duper cool if we could spend some quality time together.” The operator replied, “I don’t know you so I don’t want to spend quality time with you.”

While speaking with a male dispatcher during a second call, Duddles asked, “Well, do you wanna, you know, fool around?” “No, I don’t want to fool around,” the operator shot back.

Officers sent to Duddles’s Milwaukee-area residence discovered him, not surprisingly, in an intoxicated state. They also found a “glass smoking pipe” and THC in the apartment.

According to court records, Duddles has been charged with a pair of misdemeanor drug counts and unlawful phone use. He was also hit with a bail jumping charge for violating the terms of his release in a pending criminal case in which he faces disorderly conduct and criminal trespass counts.

In November, Duddles called the non-emergency line to “tell dispatchers that he loves them.” He also asked for “the number for YouTube, so he could watch Grateful Dead videos.” A cop sent to Duddles’s home warned him not to contact the police department unless he had a legitimate need for assistance. At that point, Duddles reportedly admitted that he “loved talking to dispatchers and officers.”

As reported in these pages, Duddles called 911 in November 2013 to report that he wanted “a female removed from his bed.” The woman, he added, was “now snoring like a train and he wants her out.”

Duddles, seen above, told cops that the pair had “drank together, had relations and she fell asleep.” When Duddles could not roust the snoozing woman--who suffered from sleep apnea--he called 911. Police, who did not arrest Duddles, explained to him that a snoring woman in his bed was not a law enforcement matter. (2 pages)