A grandmother in Memphis was jailed this week after officials say she called 911 for“police assistance in getting a beer,”according to documents obtained by The Smoking Gun.
Rosie Pate, 68, told local news station WREG that the allegations are false. “I have lived to be 68 years old and I never dialed no police to bring me beer,” she told the station.
The criminal complaint states that Pate got into an argument with her granddaughter and slapped her because she wouldn’t buy Pate a beer. According to WMC-TV, the granddaughter had a scratch under her eye.
Pate told WREG she called the cops and told them about the argument, but she wasn’t asking them for alcohol.
“I wouldn’t dare dial 911 to tell the police to bring me some beer. No ma’am.”
Nevertheless, she was charged with domestic assault and making a non-emergency 911 call.