Casper PD: Man Lost His Passport, So He Called 911
Casper police officers arrested a man early Thursday after he allegedly called 911 four times and demanded officers help him find a lost passport.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, David Ochaya first called 911 at 11:21 p.m. Wednesday.
The affidavit says dispatchers received a 911 call from a man speaking in a foreign language who was unclear on whether he needed help or not. When officers arrived, Ochaya was upset and yelling that someone had stolen "everything." Ochaya also appeared to be drunk, the affidavit says.
Ochaya told police that he and his two friends had come to Wyoming for work. They started drinking when they got to their hotel room. After Ochaya's friends went to their separate rooms, he noticed his passport had gone missing, according to the affidavit.
Ochaya could not come up with a reason why his friends would steal his passport, the affidavit says.
Police left the hotel room at 11:58 p.m. after explaining to Ochaya that 911 is an emergency-only number, but only one minute later, Ochaya called 911 again and demanded officers search his room to find his passport.
Just after midnight, Ochaya again called 911, demanding that officers help him search for his passport or he was going to get revenge, the affidavit says. A police officer responded and told Ochaya not to call 911 unless it was an emergency.
"Ochaya again, despite numerous warnings, called 911 at (2:30 a.m.).," the affidavit says. "This time, Ochaya advised he lost his cellphone."
Officers responded to the hotel room and arrested Ochaya.