Sunday, February 3, 2008

Woman reported fire to 911 to get help for dog

A Middletown, Ohio woman who made a fake 911 call to get help for her trapped puppy avoided jail time but was fined $250.

Wanda Stapleton received a $500 fine and 10 days in jail after pleading guilty to making a false alarm. Judge Mark Wall suspended the jail time and half the fine, but ordered Stapleton to perform five days of community service at an animal shelter.

On September 28, 1999 Stapleton called 911 and told a dispatcher that her home was on fire. She made the call after being frustrated in two earlier calls for help for her newborn pup, which had become trapped in an exposed mattress spring. (info from Cincinnati Enquirer)

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