Sheriff: Tampa man called non-emergency line nearly 3,000 times - WFLA News Channel 8

Sheriff: Tampa man called non-emergency line nearly 3,000 times

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The Hillsborough County Sheriff says a Tampa man has been convicted of calling the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line a total of 2,927 times.

Keith Lucas made the calls between May 2012 and December 2013 during which he would call to complain that he was not satisfied how he was treated in the past by HCSO, would use vulgar language, and belittle the dispatchers.

The calls would continue until he hangs up or until the dispatchers would hang up after determining there was no need for police or medical assistance. Lucas would often call back multiple times one after another and often would just ramble or continue to be abusive.

Lucas was convicted of Repeated Harassing Phone Calls. He was sentenced to probation with a condition that he cannot contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office unless he has a legitimate need for law enforcement or medical services.

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