Plea Deal for "Trapped" Arrestee

Must write apology letter

By Matt Bartosik
|  Thursday, Jun 24, 2010  |  Updated 1:01 PM CDT
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The woman who called 911 from jail gets a plea deal.

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Carly A. Houston gained a measure of notoriety last March when she called 911 from jail and said she was being held against her will.

On Monday, Houston pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.

As part of her plea deal, Houston must undergo an evaluation for alcohol treatment and pay $235 in fines. She must also perform 40 hours of community service and write an apology letter to the Naperville cop she harassed.

In case the details are hazy, here's a recap: The 29-year-old Chicago woman was loud and verbally abusive with the cab driver who picked her up on Sunday March 20. Then, after refusing to pay her $6.60 fare, she was combative with the police officer whom the driver had called.

Finally, when officers took her into custody, she called 911 from the police station to say she was trapped inside the Naperville facility.

"I'm trapped in, like, the Naper hotline 911," Houston tells the dispatcher in the recorded phone call.

Sure, Carly. If by "trapped," you mean "arrested."

No word on if she called 911 to report the forced labor.

Matt Bartosik is a Chicago native and a social media sovereign.

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