Police release 911 calls of woman complaining boyfriend won't give her beer

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by Matt Sczesny / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 17 at 4:41 PM

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV) – Police on Tuesday released several 911 calls made by a Belleville woman who called because she couldn’t get alcohol.

Police say 36-year-old Shannon White dialed 911 several times on Saturday around 8:30 p.m. to complain her boyfriend would not allow her to drink more beer. 

“Tonight he took away my beer and I want to drink some beer, and he took away my beer,” White said on one of the calls.

“She was obviously intoxicated, complaining that her boyfriend, or whoever he was, he was upset because his dog was missing so in turn he took her beer away and wouldn’t let her have anymore,” said Captain Don Sax.

Belleville police said they tried to be patient with White at first. But the calls persisted, even after they went to the house.

The last call came just after 11 p.m.

“I’m going to bed, but he *#@$ took beer away from me so I’ll get him back,” said White.

In the end police had the last word, and a word of caution about misusing the 911 system.

She was issued a summons for disorderly conduct.

“It’s not designed for people to call and complain that they can’t get their beer or are unhappy with a particular situation,” said Sax.

News 4 reached out to the woman, who said she was embarrassed about the situation and did not want to comment.

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