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'Menace to society' in Iowa City calls 911 on himself, gets arrested

Karl Twiselton
Karl Twiselton

IOWA CITY — A self-proclaimed “menace to society” was arrested Sunday after calling 911 on himself.

Karl J. Twiselton, 65, of Coralville, was in the Iowa City Pedestrian Mall about 4:13 p.m. Sunday when he called 911 and asked that police come get him because he is a “menace to society,” according to an Iowa City police complaint.

Officers found Twiselton sitting on a bench yelling and cursing “in a loud disturbing manner to the pedestrians of the park,” police said.

Police said Twiselton smelled like alcohol, showed signs of intoxication and was speaking about war and violence.

He admitted to being drunk and had to be stopped from drinking more whiskey. Police said Twiselton was too drunk to care for himself and was a danger to society. Breath testing showed his blood alcohol content to be 0.199 percent.

Twiselton was arrested for public intoxication.

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