Man dupes cops into ride to Hooters

Man claimed grandmother had stroke in parking lot


A Florida man has been arrested for misusing 911 after he tricked officers into giving him a ride to a local Hooters restaurant.

The Associated Press reports Jonathan Hinkle, 28, wanted to go to the restaurant so badly that he told 911 operators his grandmother had a stroke in the Hooters parking lot. Officers spent three hours looking for the grandmother, and when they finally found her, they discovered she didn't need medical attention.

Hinkle was subsequently booked at the Brevard County Jail Tuesday night and released on bond Wednesday.