Lantana man praises deputies as “brilliant” after arrest for misusing 911

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p dir=”ltr”>When Michael Ambrose was arrested Wednesday for misusing the 911 system, he didn’t get upset.

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p dir=”ltr”>Just the opposite. Ambrose praised Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies for arresting him, referring to their police work as "brilliant."

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p dir=”ltr”>Ambrose, of Lantana, is facing a charge of misusing 911 and was released from the Palm Beach County Jail Wednesday on his own recognizance.

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p dir=”ltr”>Deputies responded to a home on the 6100 block of Seashore Drive early Wednesday and met with Ambrose, who said he wanted his roommate evicted. Ambrose was told he needed to take his beef to civil court and told not to call 911 again.

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p dir=”ltr”>"It’s my right," Ambrose told the deputies, according to the report. "I do what I want."

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p dir=”ltr”>After deputies left, Ambrose called 911 two more times. On the third call, a deputy stood outside the men’s front door and listened to their conversation, according to an arrest report. The deputy wrote that the two men, both likely under the influence of alcohol, were sitting side by side for 20 minutes when Ambrose told the roommate, "If I call, they will take you away."

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p dir=”ltr”>Ambrose then phoned 911 and reported that his roommate "is threatening me."

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p dir=”ltr”>After Ambrose was arrested, he became apologetic. Told that the deputy had stood outside his door and listened to the conversation with his roommate, Ambrose responded: "Wait, you were there the whole time?"

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p dir=”ltr”>"Wow, you guys are brilliant…nicely done," Ambrose said.