A Superior man is facing charges in Douglas County Circuit Court for allegedly calling emergency 911 number 13 times in a row.
Timothy James Houk, 27, made his initial appearance Feb. 6. He faces four counts of false emergency phone use. A $600 cash bond was set for Houk, and he was ordered not to call 911 unless it is an emergency.
According to the criminal complaint, Houk had contact with Superior Police shortly after midnight Jan. 30 and was asked to leave a residence for the night. He was reportedly intoxicated and unhappy with law enforcement.
Houk called the Douglas County Communication Center 911 emergency line at 2:44 a.m. Jan. 30 and asked to speak with a sergeant. At the time, Sgt. Jon McKinnon was on duty, but busy putting stop arms up on the Blatnik Bridge for a bridge closure.
Houk called the emergency line 12 more times between 3 a.m. and 3:30 a.m., complaining that he was not contacted by a sergeant.
In addition to tying up the emergency 911 line, Houk reportedly used obscene language with the dispatcher and yelled on the phone.
Each of the charges carries a maximum penalty of 90 days imprisonment and a fine of up to $600. Houk's next court appearance was set for March 29.