PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County deputies arrested a 40-year-old man Tuesday when he dialed 911 during a traffic stop.
According to reports, deputies stopped Josue Jacob in the area of Elmira Blvd. and Great Neck Street at about 8:30 p.m. for reportedly driving with only one operational headlight.
When the deputy asked Jacob for his driver’s license and other paperwork, CCSO says Jacob began screaming at the deputy and wouldn’t produce his documents. When the deputy asked him a third time for the paperwork, Jacob dialed 911 on his phone.
The deputy asked Jacob multiple times hang up the phone and to get out of his car before Jacob finally complied. He was then able to get Jacob’s information so he could issue a traffic warning for the faulty equipment.
Deputies confirmed from the 911 operator that Jacob had called the emergency line during the traffic stop and the operators had told him he should cooperate with the deputy.
Jacob was charged with Misuse of the 911 System and Resisting an Officer without Violence. He was booked at the Charlotte County Jail and released on a $5,000 bond.