UPDATE: Suspect Accused of "Misuse of 9-1-1" Releases Statement on His Past Calls to Dispatch

UPDATE: Suspect Accused of "Misuse of 9-1-1" Releases Statement on His Past Calls to Dispatch | Robert Zettwoch, 911, 9-1-1, Murfreesboro news, Murfreesboro Police

Mr. Zettwoch wrote a statement to WGNS and asked if we would add that to the story we aired several days ago. Below is the statement he wrote word for word, describing the living situation with his roommate that we will only identify by the first name of "Curt." WGNS did not alter this segment of his statement in anyway. 

"My first conversation with 911 was 11/27/2013. I felt my life was in danger when Curt became physical with me and attacked me. I had to escape to a neighbor’s home and waited in her home until the police came and supposedly calmed Curt down. Curt left on his scooter and I had my brother change the locks. Police had no idea as to where Curt went to. My second call on 11/26/2013 was because Curt came back and I thought it was the police and I unlocked the door, it was Curt and he tried to be physical with me again forcing me to write him checks for the security, which I did. On this call to 911 I was told to call again if I felt my life was in danger and yes I did call 4 additional time because I was instructed to on my second call to 911 feeling again not secure in my home. The police that came to my home never said STOP calling 911, they mentioned that a patrol was parked nearby and said I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO CALL. So on 11/28/2013 my last call to 911 feeling I was in danger, the police did arrive an arrested me."

"My court date is 02/04/2013: UNLAWFUL USE OF 911."

Original News Story by WGNS is Below:

A 57-year old man who allegedly dialed 9-1-1 a total of six times over a period of a week and a half is now upset over his arrest and charge of “Misuse of 9-1-1.” Robert C. Zettwoch (right) says his former roommate moved out, but prior to that happening he called 911 out of fear when he allegedly barged in demanding a check...


Zettwoch stated that the last time he called 9-1-1 was when he was arrested on Thanksgiving Day. He later learned that prior to his arrest, the responding police officer called the father of his former roommate to find out where his son was...


Zettwoch told us he called 9-1-1 because he thought he heard someone at his backdoor and was in fear it was his ex-roommate. When police arrived it was determined that the former roommate was nowhere to be found.

Zettwoch told us that he will fight the charge of “Misuse of 9-1-1” in court in the near future.


Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

MPD Arrest Report #13-23685

Robert Zettwoch (pronounced Zett-Wok)


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