Sunday, February 3, 2008

Man faked 911 call about being trapped in car

A man was arrested in 2005 in Omaha, Nebraska for calling 911 and falsely reporting that that he was trapped in his vehicle. Fifteen agencies got involved in trying to locate an accident the man had reported, but it turned out to be a hoax.

Shane Oknewski said he had fallen asleep while driving and that when he awoke, he was headed off the road. Oknewski told police he was pinned in his car and he didn't know where he was. He said, "I can't even move my back, legs, nothing."

Douglas County Communications Center was able to figure out his location. They found him at his apartment and arrested him on charges of false reporting and obstructing governmental operations. He pleaded not guilty. (info and photo from KETV)

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