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Man Calls 911 So He Can Check Facebook

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Doyle Hardwick is no stranger to dealing with 911 response people. In fact, he may even have 911 on speed dial.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, he gave his wife eight beers with a promise from her that she'd go to sleep after she finished the last one. She finished, but didn't keep up her end of the bargain.

Not only did she stay awake, but she refused to leave his side. Hardwick was displeased because he just wanted to check his Facebook in peace.

When she wouldn't leave his side, he called 911.

The 911 transcript reads, caller (CLR) "says him and his wife are sitting next to each other. CLR is upset because she won't go to bed. Now they are bickering about who has been drinking. CLR has had 4 beers. Wife has had 8 beers ... CLR is upset because she wouldn't let him look at Facebook peacefully."

His wife, Julie Hardwick, told a Pasco County deputy "come in, he's in here."

When a deputy walked into their Wesley Chapel mobile home, Doyle Hardwick was still on the phone with 911. Both husband and wife smelled of alcohol, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report, but the house was in order and both Hardwicks were calm.

The deputy asked Doyle Hardwick to step outside so they could talk. He told the deputy that he "called 911 because he was upset about his wife sitting next to him and not going to sleep after he gave her beers to go to sleep." The deputy went on to write that the Hardwicks made an agreement if he gave her beers, she would go to bed. "He wanted me to make his wife not sit next to him and go to bed like she was supposed to."

As to why he called 911, Hardwick told the deputy, "I just wanted someone to make my wife do what I wanted her to do."

He pleaded no contest to the charges last month but never showed up to serve time. He turned himself in to the Pasco jail on Tuesday to serve his sentence.

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