By Kelsey Givens
After allegedly drunk dialing 911 and cursing at a sheriff’s deputy, one man was arrested Friday evening for improperly using the emergency phone number and resisting a peace officer.
Harjinder Kumar was taken into custody around 7:30 p.m. after a Nye County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to Liquor & Tobacco Express, located at 1190 State Route 372, for a report of an intoxicated person calling 911.
According to a declaration of arrest in the case, the officer was informed by police dispatch on his way to the store that the man who had called the emergency number was being uncooperative, refusing to give them any information and even laughing as they tried to speak with him.
Once he arrived at Liquor & Tobacco Express, the deputy met with Kumar who was reportedly wearing a dark colored sweatshirt and red pants.
When asked if he was the one who had been calling 911, Kumar allegedly responded, “Yeah, f*** you,” to the officer’s question.
The deputy then asked Kumar to remove his hands from his pockets, which he initially did, before immediately putting them back, saying “f*** you,” and for the deputy to take him to jail.
The officer then reportedly took Kumar’s arm to place him in handcuffs, at which time the suspect allegedly began trying to pull away from the deputy and ignoring commands to place his arms behind his back.
Eventually the deputy was able to place Kumar in handcuffs to detain him, at which time he began an investigation into the reported 911 call.
During that investigation, the officer noted in the declaration of arrest that there was not an emergency or any other legitimate reason for Kumar to have called 911 that evening.
Kumar was subsequently placed under arrest for charges of unlawful use of 911 and resisting a peace officer before being transported to the Nye County Detention Center to be booked into custody.
He was later released from the local jail and was reportedly out of custody as of Tuesday morning.