Daniel T Golden

A man’s distinct accent got him in trouble for calling 911 with a false report Wednesday night.

The man called 911 around 9:30 p.m. to report that a Pima County Sheriff’s deputy was involved in fight with two other men near Avra Valley and Anway roads.

A deputy in the area radioed in to the dispatch center to say he was not involved in a fight and was fine and the communications unit checked with other other deputies and other law enforcement agencies in the area to make sure none of their officers needed assistance.

An hour and half before the fake call came in, deputies arrested Jennifer J. Golden for driving on a suspended license and her husband, Daniel T. Golden was belligerent with deputies. The couple’s vehicle was impounded and they refused to be taken home by deputies.

Deputies began to suspect that the man might have been involved with the false call and asked dispatch to send a copy of the call to their cell phones. When they listened to the call deputies recognized the caller as Daniel Golden because of his New York accent.

The deputies went to the Goldens’ home and played the call for a family member who confirmed the voice was Daniel Golden’s.

When he arrived home, deputies arrested Golden on suspicion of false reporting to law enforcement and he was booked into the Pima County jail.

Senior Editor, News, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Az.