Cops: Man Called 911 17 Times Because He Was "Lonely And Needed Someone To Talk To"

If you are feeling blue and need someone to talk to, do not call the 911 operator to chat.

Police allege that Jeffrey Gorton, 55, dialed the emergency dispatch number 17 times between Wednesday and Thursday this week. The Florida Man explained that he called 911 because “he was lonely and needed someone to talk to,” according to a criminal complaint.

Gorton was warned, cops say, that if he persisted contacting emergency servives “without the need for such services he would be subject to arrest.”

Seen in the above mug shot, Gorton was busted yesterday morning for misuse of the 911 system, a misdemeanor. He was arrested at his home in Holiday, a Tampa suburb.

Gorton was on the phone with a 911 operator when police arrived at his residence.