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Florida Man Calls 911 Seeking Phone Sex

TAMPA, Fla. - In emergencies, 911 dispatchers will go to great lengths to help out callers. Unfortunately for 29-year-old Joshua Basso, needing sex is not one of those emergencies.

Police arrested Basso at his home Wednesday for making false 911 calls after he dialed the number looking for sex. He said he made the calls because his cell phone was out of minutes and 911 was the only number he could call for free.

"Basso admitted he has made obcene calls to 911 in the past," wrote Tampa police officer Vivian Frauenfeld in her incident report. "But he has never been caught because he uses a false name and address when calling."

According to the police report, Basso called 911 four times Wednesday before officers went to his home to arrest him. When officers asked him where his cell phone was, he appeared to be shocked, responding, "How did you know I had a cell phone?"

Frauenfeld states that Basso then pulled his phone out of his pocket to show her. When she called the number recorded by 911 operators, his phone began to ring. She says he then hit "END" to send the call to voicemail. He quickly powered his phone down, and when she redialed the number, it went to voicemail.

The officer then took the phone, powered it on, called again, and when it rang, Basso confessed, "I did it, I did it!"

He then admitted to "trying to have sex with someone" and only calling 911 because it was a free call. He had asked the operator about her clothing, her breasts, and her "butt" and gave her his address when she said she could come over.

Basso faces a misdemeanor charge of "misuse of wireless 911 system."

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