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Man charged with false report for telling police he was shot

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ARAB, AL (WAFF) -

A Cullman County man called 911, telling dispatchers he had been shot. Instead of being taken to the hospital, officers took him to jail.

The call came from a home on County Road 1816 in Joppa, just outside the city of Arab. The man told police he had been shot so they would get there quicker.

35-year-old Clayton Wayne Buie was arrested Friday morning on a charge of rendering a false alarm. Police said when they arrived to the home, Buie was intoxicated on methamphetamine. He told officers he said he had been shot and that the gunman was still there so officers would get there faster.

Buie was examined by medical personnel and then taken to the Arab City Jail.

Police warn people to not make such false statements, because it could cost someone else their life in a true emergency situation.

"It's a big problem especially when you have other emergencies, it slows response time to the other major true emergency," said Assistant Chief Shane Washburn.

Buie is being held on a $500 bond.

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