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Update: Guy Calls 911 To Check Bar Tab

Earlier this week, Huckleberries Online re-posted that Post Falls Police Department report re: Post Falls 911 handling a dozen calls from a man who wanted police to check on his bar tab. The story was picked up by CBS News, which dug into the store a little more:

Police say a northern Idaho man called 911 a dozen times to report being overcharged at a bar and now faces a $1,000 fine and a year in jail. Post Falls police Capt. Pat Knight says an officer gave Phillip Poissonnier of Post Falls a ride home after he was kicked out of Club Tequila just after 1 a.m. Monday. Poissonnier then made 12 emergency calls, the first wanting officers to come back to discuss his bar tab. A TV station in Idaho reports that a bartender produced Poissonnier's receipts showing he was charged $30 for the 10 beers he ordered. Police say he faces a misdemeanor citation over misusing 911. Poissonnier couldn't be reached by The Associated Press on Tuesday.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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