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Florida Man Calls 911 to Report He's Being Kidnapped by Cops Who Detained Him

A West Palm Beach man who was being arrested by Palm Beach County Sheriff Office deputies over the weekend came up with a foolproof plan to make his escape from the cops.

He decided to dial up 911 and tell the dispatcher he was being kidnapped.

Perhaps other police would show up and tell these police to drop their guns and let the man go while he slipped away unnoticed?


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According to an arrest affidavit, Sean Slocum, 21, was hanging out at the Girafas Sports Grill in the 5000 block of Forest Hill Boulevard Saturday afternoon.

Apparently an altercation took place at Girafas, and Slocum was allegedly involved. So he slinked out, probably to avoid trouble.

Deputies from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrived after someone called to report the ruckus and were told by an employee that Slocum was involved.

The employee told cops that Slocum had left the restaurant and was in his car, across the street from the establishment. When police walked over to investigate, Slocum began walking away from his car, like it was all good.

Police caught up with him and detained him while they tried to piece together what may have happened at Girafas.

But as they held Slocum, he whipped out his phone and put his plan into action. He called 911 and told them he was being kidnapped. A regular Daniel Ocean, this guy.

The police officers told him that they were, in fact, police officers -- in case the uniforms, badges, and patrol car that said "POLICE" on it weren't clear enough -- and notified him he was being detained for his possible involvement at the sports bar.

But Slocum was determined to slink out of their grip and allegedly dialed 911 four times to tell them he was being kidnapped, according to the affidavit.

He did this over a period of ten minutes or so, according to the report. Which means he did this while the cops were literally standing right next to him.


Slocum was placed under arrest and charged with public order crimes for misusing 911. He was released from the Palm Beach County Jail on his own recognizance Saturday afternoon, according to records.

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