The Commercial Appeal reported that police arrested Smith, 51, after he called 911 twice on Monday, then called a non-emergency number after being dissatisfied. His complaint: The clerk at the store over charged him by a penny.
The calls started just after 4 p.m. after Smith bought a 16-ounce Heineken.
Web site TheSmokingGun.com has a copy of the arrest report.
The store clerk refused to hand over the penny Smith demanded, so he called 911. Police arrived and told Smith it was a civil matter.