A 61-year-old man was arrested for allegedly calling 911 to complain about a restaurant’s slow food service in Richmond and asking for the police to respond.
Benjamin M. Albor, 61, of the 8600 block of Route 12 in Richmond, was charged with false report to a public safety agency, a Class A misdemeanor.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleges that Albor called 911 on May 5.
Albor told dispatchers that he had ordered food from a restaurant and complained about not receiving it in a timely manner, the complaint said.
Albor also allegedly said that “there would be a problem” if the police did not respond to “go tune them up.”
The complaint added that the man knew that the report to 911 was necessary for the safety of the public.
Charges were filed against Albor in late May, court records show.
Albor failed to appear at his first court hearing that was scheduled on June 9.
McHenry County Judge Mary Nader issued an arrest warrant during the court hearing.
Albor was arrested on Monday and taken into the custody of the McHenry County Jail.
Court records show Albor was charged in early April after allegedly making two false 911 calls on March 31 in Richmond. In that case, which remains ongoing, he was charged with two Class 4 felonies.
Albor called 911 to report that his hotel manager was drunk and “making him sick,” according to a criminal complaint.
During the second 911 call, the man falsely told dispatchers that someone was trying to kill him, the complaint said.
Albor remains held in the jail and would need to post 10% of his $5,000 bond to be released.
A court hearing on bond and plea is scheduled for June 29.