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Guatemalan man calls 911, requests to be deported

May 16, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Guatemalan man calls 911, requests to be deported

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In an incredibly bizarre 911 call, a Guatemalan native contacted emergency dispatchers in Florida and told them that he wished to be deported.

In a recording of the non-emergency 911 call, a Collier County, Florida, dispatcher answered said: “You called 911. Do you have an emergency?” according to WBBH NBC2. A 29-year-old Guatemalan man, identified as Cesar Sanchez, responded in Spanish, “I’m sick. It’s not an emergency. I want them to deport me.”

He repeatedly contacted the dispatchers and tied up the emergency lines with his non-emergency request, NBC2 reported.

A Collier County deputy sheriff ultimately discovered Sanchez riding a bicycle in Naples. The deputy apprehended the man for misusing the 911 system. Under Florida law, the charge is a misdemeanor.

However, it seems that the Guatemalan man might get his wish. His jail documents are now labeled, “hold for Immigration and Customs Enforcement,” according to Orlando’s News 6.

Court records indicate that Sanchez’s bond was set at $2,000. He is still in custody of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office pending a May 31st arraignment. Sanchez claimed to be indigent in financial records filed with the court. He said he has no income, no rent cost, and is $800 in debt.

Officials in Collier County told local press outlets that immigration officers had been contacted, but they are not certain when he will be deported.

One woman who had trouble getting through to 911 dispatchers told NBC2: “Honestly, send him back. I mean, if that’s what he wants.”

NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida

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