Emergency dispatchers in Sandusky, Ohio, were surprised to receive a call from a man who they say was already in custody early Sunday.
Law enforcement officials say Joseph Walsh, 26, used his cell phone to call 911 from a Sandusky Police Department holding cell so he could complain about being held against his will, The Morning Journal reports.
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"I want to know why I'm getting hogtied to the holding cell up here in the county jail," the suspect reportedly states in a 911 recording.
"All I'm trying to do is get my phone call."
Walsh had been arrested after allegedly trying to start a fight in a bar. Police say a search of the suspect turned up a bag of cocaine and a rolled-up $20 bill.
After being placed in a holding cell, officers say Walsh screamed and banged on the door -- so they handcuffed him to the door.
Despite being cuffed, Walsh allegedly managed to use his phone to dial 911, complaining that his treatment "ain't legal" and requesting dispatchers send "a representative or a commanding officer down here."
A police officer eventually confiscated the phone.
Walsh has been charged with cocaine possession, persistent disorderly conduct while intoxicated and misuse of 911.
Read more at The Morning Journal.
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