Moron of the Week #14
November 16, 2009 by admncc
Please help me congratulate Joshua Basso of Tampa, Florida. He is the recipient of this week’s “Moron of the Week Award.” I’d also like to thank readers Leo Nevoli and John for bringing this story to my attention.
Joshua was arrested on November 11th and charged with misuse of the 911 system (a misdemeanor).
What did he do, you ask? According to an article on The Smoking Gun, he called 911 and “asked a female operator about her breasts and whether she would have sex with him.” According to an article on News Net 5, Basso chose to call 911 because he “claimed it was the only number he could dial after running out of cell phone minutes.” News Net 5’s story also said that “Basso reportedly told officers that he didn’t think he would get in trouble for calling 911.”
The strangest part of this story is that he either called while taking a shower or while the shower was running in the background. If you listen to the 911 call on The Smoking Gun’s web site, Basso “appears to be pleasuring himself while an operator diligently tries to obtain his address.”
I think even The Constant Complainer may be at a loss for words on this one. But yeah, congratulations, Joshua…
Mugshot courtesy of TheSmokingGun.com and the Hillsborough County Jail.