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Post Falls man calls 911 over bar tab; dispatchers not happy

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POST FALLS, Idaho -

One Post Falls man is looking at some serious fines and jail time after a night of drinking. Officers with the Post Falls Police Department say they received a call from Phillip Poissonnier in the early hours on Monday morning, asking them to make sure he wasn't overcharged for his bar tab.

"He wasn't happy with our response to that so by the time an officer was actually en route and sent to his house he had called 11 more times," says Captain Pat Knight with the Post Falls Police Department.

Police reports document the calls allegedly made by Poissonier show a number of times he hung up on dispatchers. Other times he called and held the phone up to the radio and at one point even compared dispatchers to his "ex wife". In total, reports show they received twelve calls within an hour.

"That prevents us from doing our job," says Knight. "At one point we had officers working on a prowler call, and they're being told this guy has been calling."

Poisonnier was charged with a misdemeanor for making false reports to 911. The charge carries a $1,000 fine or up to one year in jail.

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