COLUMBIA, Tenn. -
A Columbia man was arrested Saturday for calling 911 several times during a 12- hour period.
During one of the calls, 67-year-old Allen Troy Brooks asked the dispatcher to pick him up and give him a ride to purchase beer.
According to Columbia police, Brooks was intoxicated when he made the calls.
He told officers he'd had "a little" to drink on Saturday.
"What happened is I dialed the wrong number," Brooks told Nashville's News 2 Monday. "I was trying to call a friend."
He continued, "I was sitting here on the porch when the police came and got me. It wasn't my phone either. It belonged to someone else. I gave it back because I don't want it no more."
Brooks was taken into custody for making aggravated 911 calls for a non-emergency purpose and transported to the Maury County jail.
He has since been released on a $1,500 bond.
According to police, the calls made Saturday were among 11 calls made by Brooks in the last month. Many were hang-ups.