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POLICE: Louisville man called 911 to tell them he was going to sleep

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The dispatchers on the 911 emergency hotline care about emergencies --  NOT your bedtime.

Police say that's the lesson learned by one Louisville man after he was arrested for calling 911 13 times for frivolous purposes.

It happened shortly after 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police say they received numerous runs to a home on Sylvan Way, near the intersection of Newburg Road and Trevillian Way, after 44-year-old Randall J. McAtee called 911 13 times, "for no legitimate purpose, only causing 911 operators annoyance and alarm."

During the calls McAtee allegedly used "abusive, profane language and meaningless talk," at one point calling 911 simply to tell the operators that he was going to sleep.

McAtee was told to stop calling 911 unless he had an emergency, but police say the calls continued.

When police showed up at his home for the third time, McAtee allegedly walked out of his home drunk, "talking in a loud and alarming manner, causing the public alarm and inconvenience."

He was arrested for alcohol intoxication and harassing communications.

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