Drunk man calls 911 for pop, snacks: Cops



QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:18 AM ET

A Saskatchewan man barricaded himself in his home with a gun when his calls to 911 demanding booze, smokes and snacks were ignored, police say.

At around 3 a.m. Thursday, a North Battleford man called 911 saying he wanted cops to bring him "a pop and some smokes," RCMP said in a statement.

When that didn't work, he allegedly called again, this time demanding police bring him "another mickey of vodka."

When his request was denied a second time, the man told the 911 operator he had a gun and would hurt himself or others, police said.

When officers arrived, he refused orders to exit his home, but "then fell asleep when members did not bring him the snacks he wanted," police said.

Cops entered the home, arrested the man and seized a .22-calibre rifle and ammunition.

The man, 41, is charged with careless use of a firearm, unsafe storage of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

He's not due to appear in court until Friday morning "due to a high level of intoxication at the time of arrest," police said.