Man calls 911 to request air conditioning -- from the back of a patrol car
You have the right to remain silent -- and apparently, the right to a climate-controlled vehicle.
WJW-TV in Cleveland reports that 54-year-old Keith Oshoski first called 911 Sunday to allege that his 17-year-old son assaulted him. After officers from the Perkins Township Police Department in Ohio questioned Oshoski, they placed him the back of a cruiser so they could talk with his son.
But while law enforcement attempted to sort out the situation, the 54-year-old became uncomfortably hot. Unable to get the attention of the officers, he decided to call 911 again and ask if they could forward a message to the cops: he needed air conditioning.
It worked. Authorities returned to the vehicle and cranked up the AC.
The responding officer did check on Oshoski prior to his call for help: body camera footage shows the cop asking Oshoski if he needed a window cracked, but the father said he was fine.
The officer later informed Oshoski that his son was accusing him of being the aggressor. As a result of the investigation, both will face disorderly conduct charges.
Prosecutors also decided that Oshoski won't catch any additional heat for calling for 911 a second time.