A West Palm Beach woman’s attempt to have her husband arrested Monday backfired with her being the one to go to jail instead.
Police say that Emma Lee Drummer, 45, repeatedly called 911 to complain when officers decided not to arrest her husband on a domestic battery complaint. Shortly before 1:30 a.m. Monday, Drummer told officers her husband punched her in the face at a home in the 600 block of 40th Street.
However, the officers found there was insufficient evidence to support her claim, according to a police report made public Tuesday. Drummer’s husband decided to spend the night with another relative. Drummer, meanwhile, became very upset and walked off, police said.
Moments later, she allegedly called the 911 emergency line and yelled things that did not make sense before hanging up. An officer spoke to Drummer and explained that she could not use 911 for non-emergency calls.
Drummer reportedly told the officer that she is a corrections officer, knows the law and called 911 because it is her right as a taxpayer. Police say she made three more calls within 15 minutes, each time complaining that officers weren’t taking the action she believed was necessary, the report said.
Drummer was arrested on one count of misusing the 911 system. She was released on her own recognizance from the Palm Beach County Jail later Monday.