Drunk man calls 911, says his wife is a ‘black widow spider’

William Rutger, 61, was arrested after making an allegedly alcohol-related 911 call twice


By EMS1 Staff

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. — A man was arrested after allegedly calling 911 to report that his wife was a “black widow spider.”

The Smoking Gun reported that William Rutger was charged with misuse of the 911 system after telling a dispatcher that he wanted his wife to be admitted for medical examination and that she is a “black widow spider.”

William Rutger was charged with misuse of the 911 system after telling a dispatcher that he wanted his wife to be admitted for medical examination and that she is a “black widow spider.” (Photo/Pinella County Jail)
William Rutger was charged with misuse of the 911 system after telling a dispatcher that he wanted his wife to be admitted for medical examination and that she is a “black widow spider.” (Photo/Pinella County Jail)

Officers responded to his home and said that Rutgers was slurring his words and appeared heavily intoxicated. Officer Jacob Miller reminded Rutgers that 911 is for emergencies only, and that he was not being arrested.

Shortly after, Rutger called 911 again to tell them his wife was a spider, and he was arrested.

 

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