Tuesday, August 12, 2008

8-year-old girl made over 100 prank 911 calls

No charges were filed against an 8-year-old girl who made more than 100 prank calls to emergency operators in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in February, 2007.

Lt. Jim Risseeuw of the Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department said the unidentified girl was traced with the help of AT&T and TracFone, which identified the phone's owner as the girl's mother. The woman had stopped using the phone but all cellphones can call 911 even if they don'y have active service.

Risseeuw said the third-grader identified herself to dispatchers as "Matthew" when she made the calls, some of which contained profanities. However, he said because of her age, she won't be charged. "At this point, the matter was corrected," Risseeuw said. "We'll leave it for the parents to deal with." (info from UPI)

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