Man calls 911 to ask how many legs an octopus has

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- A man was arrested after calling 911 twice to ask bizarre questions.

John Dargan Barron, 69, called dispatchers Wednesday and asked "how many legs an octopus had," according to a police report.

According to The Herald Online, officers went to Barron's home and found him extremely intoxicated. He got off with a warning.

They were back 30 minutes later after receiving a second call to his home.

"Barron asked the call-taker if the Russian alphabet was the same as the English alphabet," the report states.

This time, Barron was unclothed from the waist down. Police had to dress him before arresting him, the report says.

Barron was verbally abusive and resisted arrest, police said.

Police and EMS secured Baron in the back of the patrol car, and he refused to get out at the police station.

The report says he "planted his left foot behind the passenger seat, claiming he was stuck."

According to law enforcement records, Barron was charged with unlawful use of 911 and resisting police.

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