Man arrested for calling police 98 times

Published: Jul. 14, 2017 at 8:13 AM EDT
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By: Associated Press

July 14, 2017

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man who authorities say called 911 nearly 100 times in one day has been arrested.

Clearwater police said in a Facebook post that Michael Mott called the department's communication center 98 times Monday. They say Mott was trying to get back money that had been seized during a drug arrest in January.

Police say Mott used two phones to make the calls throughout the day, and continued to dial 911 in front of a responding officer.

Mott is charged with making harassing telephone calls. Authorities say he tied up valuable resources that were meant to help citizens in need.

It is unclear if he has a lawyer.