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Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014
Crime & Courts

Hernando deputies: Man said phone told him to call 9-1-1


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Hernando County deputies said they arrested a man after he called 9-1-1 because he said “his phone asked him to call.”

About 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, deputies were sent to check on Anthony Edington, 41, 6133 Shannon Ave., after receiving his 9-1-1 call. They said they located him across the street from his home in a neighbor’s driveway.

According to a news release, deputies detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage on Edington’s breath, and he told them he had just been released from prison and was wearing a GPS monitoring device that was malfunctioning. He also said that he “drank a few beers while he was socializing” at the neighbor’s house.

Deputies conducted a computer check and learned learn that he was on active probation as Saturday. His probation requirements did not allow the use or possession of alcohol or intoxicants of any type and included a mandatory curfew of 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., except for work, treatment needs and religious and educational activities.

Edington was placed under arrest for violating probation and is being held without bail at and the Hernando County Detention Center, according to deputies.

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