Man Dials 911 Following Argument Over Potato Salad

Samuel-Anthony-Phillips-FIA Clayton man faces a misdemeanor charge after he repeatedly called 911 in a dispute over potato salad.

On Feb. 3, Clayton Police responded to a 911 call at 119 Lynn Drive. The caller, identified as Samuel Anthony Phillips, 43, of South Boling Street, told officers that he and his sister had been arguing about potato salad for two weeks.

Clayton Police reportedly told Phillips that he was being very petty and charged him for misuse of the 911 system, a misdemeanor.

Phillips was given a March 28 court date, but failed to show up for his court case. On Monday, Clayton police located Phillips and arrested him. He was taken to the Johnston County Jail.

Phillips was released on a $250 secured bond. He is next scheduled to appear September 12th in the Johnston County Courthouse.