LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies arrested 24-year-old Ryan Warosh just after 2:15 this morning, after he allegedly told 911 dispatchers he had a gun, in order to get a faster response.
Warosh is charged with Misusing the 911 System.
Deputies were initially called to the Keys Bar in Fort Myers in reference to a physical altercation. Several minutes later, while deputies were in route to the scene at a normal pace, a second 911 call was made from the location. This time, the caller, later identified as Warosh, claimed to have a gun and said shots had been fired. Because of this information, eight deputies arrived on the scene.
Upon arrival, deputies say Warosh was seen screaming at the top of his lungs while on the phone with dispatchers. When deputies confronted him, he told them he and his friends had been in a fight. When asked if he had a gun and if shots had been fired, Warosh said no. According to the arrest report, Warosh said, "I saw the shooting today on TV, so I figured you guys would get here fater if I said I had a gun."
He was placed under arrest and transported to the Lee County Jail.