In early January, a Chicago man was charged with making two phony 911 calls -- reporting a bomb at a Des Plaines factory and an armed robbery in progress at a nearby restaurant.
Branden Dixon was charged with two counts of felony disorderly conduct. Police said he made the calls on his cellphone because he wanted to watch officers respond to emergencies.
The first of the 911 calls was made on Dec. 14 as Dixon was on his way to work. The second call was on Dec. 28, reporting an armed robbery at a restaurant across the street from the factory where he works. (info from Chicago Tribune)