DOCUMENT: Stupid, Crime

Woman Calls 911 To Report Drug Deal Ripoff

Customer said she got shorted in $75 pot purchase

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Pot 911 Call

OCTOBER 1--Angered that she had been shorted in a marijuana purchase, a Florida woman dialed 911 from outside her dealer's home to report being ripped off, a miscalculation that resulted in her arrest on a pair of criminal charges.

Erin Klich, 36, told a cop that she “called the police because she was buying marijuana and was shorted by the people” inside a Fort Myers home. Klich, who works for a body armor manufacturer, called 911 early Friday evening.

Klich reported that she sought to purchase a seven-gram bag of marijuana for $75, according to a probable cause statement.

After a Fort Myers Police Department officer arrived at the scene, Klich was again on the phone with a 911 operator. The “loud and argumentative” Klich hung up the phone at the cop’s direction, but subsequently dialed 911 again. When warned by an officer that she was misusing the emergency dispatch system, Klich refused to hang up the phone, prompting her arrest.

While cops waited for a female officer to arrive at the scene to search Klich, she was placed into the rear of a police cruiser. Upon Klich’s exit from the car, officers found a “clear plastic baggy containing suspect marijuana, lodged between the seat where Klich was sitting.”

The pot weighed 5.4 grams, police noted.

Seen above, Klich was charged with marijuana possession and misuse of the 911 system, both misdemeanors. She was released from jail Saturday after posting $2500 bond, and is scheduled for an October 13 court appearance. (2 pages)