Man calls 911 on police during traffic stop, officials say

A Louisiana man was arrested Friday for calling police on other officers who pulled over his car, authorities say.

According to the Thibodaux Police Department, a traffic stop occurred in Thibodaux, Louisiana, around 1 a.m. WGNO reported that officers saw the vehicle's driver commit a moving violation.

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Bryce Quanstrom, 22, was seen running shirtless toward the stop, saying he was the owner of the vehicle. Authorities said he was not in the vehicle and it was not clear where he came from.

Officers told Quanstrom to stay back, and he began threatening to call 911 on the officers and shouting expletives at them. Police advised him not to do so, warning him of the consequences if he did, according to the department.

Quanstrom called 911 anyway, telling the dispatcher he needed officers to come to his location.

Authorities said Quanstrom continued shouting profanities when he was arrested. WDSU reported he was arrested for unlawful use of the 911 system.

“Chief (Bryan) Zeringue would like to remind all citizens that the use of the 9-1-1 system and using it correctly is very important,” the department said. “Also, please refrain from approaching officers while they are conducting business in the scope of their duties and/or actively investigating a traffic stop. Be sure to obey officer’s commands. Chief Zeringue takes the safety of our officers and citizens very seriously and any violator will suffer ramifications.”

Officials said posted bond after being taken to Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex.

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