CHARLESTON, W.Va. - An Indiana man was arrested after making a call to emergency dispatchers and falsely reporting a fight at a Cross Lanes pub.
Deputies were dispatched to McNally's Pub in Cross Lanes early Wednesday for a report of a fight among about a dozen people with knives, said Capt. Sean Crosier of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department.
When the alleged fight was reported, two deputies were nearby and arrived within seconds only to find six patrons inside the business and the atmosphere calm.
An employee told deputies they had ejected a patron for harassing female customers and gave law enforcement officers a description. Jay Christopher Hosier, 24, of Anderson, Ind., was arrested about a mile away.
Hosier initially denied making the call. After officers checked his phone, he admitted making the call but refused to give personal information.
Sgt. J.H. Thaxton arrested Hosier and charged him with public intoxication, obstructing, and making a false report of an emergency. He was taken to South Central Regional Jail to await arraignment.
"Emergency calls such as this one place both officers and the public in a potentially dangerous situation," Crosier said. "Although two officers were together, other officers were coming from miles away."