WETUMPKA, Ala. – Police in an Alabama town arrested a man who films videos and posts them online, saying his video in Wetumpka led to so many angry calls to the police department that its phone system jammed, hindering dispatchers from answering 911 calls.
Wetumpka city officials say in a news release that Lynwood Keith Golden of Coosada films police and government buildings for his "Bama Camera" YouTube channel, then encourages viewers to "begin mass communication" to agencies featured in the videos.
City officials say the phone calls were "obscene, threatening and racially motivated."
Golden posted a video Sunday of himself being questioned by police officers as he filmed them in Wetumpka. Police say they questioned him briefly at the time, but let him go.
Golden faces a charge of interference with public safety communications.