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911 caller asks for ride home, gets arrested

Marvin Matthews.

Marvin Matthews.  (Springfield Township Police Dept.)

Springfield Township, Ohio, police said a man called 911 wanting a ride home. Authorities at first thought he was possibly wanted for murder from what he told the dispatcher.

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When police arrived, Marvin Matthews was arrested. 

911 dispatcher: Emergency Dispatcher Rose.

Matthews: I'm going to tell you...I'm Marvin Matthews. Come pick me up and take me home.

His ex-girlfriend said he was not invited to her home when he was dropped off Monday night.

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Springfield Township police responded quickly especially after hearing the exchange with the dispatcher. They thought at first he was a murder suspect calling for a ride.

911 dispatcher: OK, are you wanted for something?

Matthews: What for murder?

911 dispatcher: You're wanted for murder?

Police said they were busy running his name, but did not come up with anything. The 911 operator kept Matthews talking until the cops arrived.

911 dispatcher: OK, what's the address?

Matthews: And you better hurry up right f---ing now.

911 dispatcher: Sir, are you talking to me? I just answered the call...did I offend you in some way?

The police got to the address and arrested Matthews for making false alarms.

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