Man with Florida tattoo on forehead arrested for misusing 911, cursing dispatcher

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — A Florida man left no doubt where he was from. A 22-year-old man from Hudson, who sports a state of Florida tattoo on his forehead, is accused of misusing 911, authorities said.

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Matthew Kyle Leatham, 22, of New Port Richey, was charged with misuse of the 911 system and possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams, according to Pasco County online booking records.

He was released after posting $300 bail, according to online records.

According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Leatham was unable to get a ride Sunday night and called 911, WFLA reported. Leatham allegedly cursed at a 911 dispatcher, who gave him the nonemergency phone number for future reference, according to WTSP.

The officer who arrested Leatham said in his arrest report that he offered to call a taxi, but Leatham said he did not have money and began walking, WFLA reported.

Leatham then called 911 a second time to ask for a ride, according to a criminal complaint. The officer then arrested Leatham, who was found to have marijuana in his possession.