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Grandmother arrested for calling 911 to report 'beer emergency'

On New Year's Day, Rosie Pate must have run out of beer. On New Year's Day, Rosie Pate must have run out of beer.

(WMC-TV) - Police say a Memphis woman did not consider she was abusing the 911 lines when she wanted a cold one.

On New Year's Day, Rosie Pate must have run out of beer.

According to a police affidavit, when the 68-year-old's granddaughter refused to go buy her a beer, Pate called 911 to report her beer emergency.

The police report says Pate told officers she slapped her granddaughter and called 911 for police assistance in getting a beer.

Calling 911 for anything other than a real emergency is against the law. Abusing the 911 system can tie up the lines and result in a shortage in ambulances and rob someone of life saving assistance when they need it.

The price of calling 911 for a non-emergency will cost Rosie Pate more than the cost of a beer. It's punishable by a $50 dollar fine.

Pate was also charged with domestic assault for slapping her granddaughter, which left a scratch under her eye.

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