Police: Man reports false emergencies to get back at girlfriend
Benji Robinson, 36
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
A man was arrested on five charges of falsely reporting an emergency after he allegedly called 911 several times to get back at his ex-girlfriend.
Benji Robinson, who first gave police the name Benji Amos, was arrested Saturday in Bordeaux after officers responded to his home to investigate false reports of emergency situations, an affidavit read.
Police said that dispatchers received five separate calls from Robinson's cell phone between August 6 and September 14 stating each time that armed men were occupying an apartment.
Robinson, 36, allegedly told emergency dispatchers that he wished not to be contacted by responding officers after making each call.
Officers said they responded to the apartment all five times to find the claims unfounded.
When questioned on Saturday, Robinson reportedly told police that the apartment belongs to his ex-girlfriend's sister, and that his ex-girlfriend stays at the residence frequently.
Robinson then stated he was attempting to get back at his ex.
He was charged with five counts of falsely reporting an emergency and is currently being held at the Metro jail on $75,000.
Robinson has a criminal history that includes several charges of criminal trespassing and criminal impersonation, as well as drug, weapons and assault charges.