Monday, August 18, 2008

Drunken boy jailed for four prank 911 calls

Police in Gastonia, North Carolina arrested a 19-year-old boy for making four 911 prank calls in one day. Robbie Maney faces charges of misuse of the 911 system, obstructing justice and resisting an officer.

According to arrest warrants and an affidavit, Maney called a 911 dispatcher while drunk four times Saturday. Two of the calls were hangups, the third call reported a shooting and the fourth was a call about a husband beating up his wife.

"I observed the defendant walking in the area of 115 Essex," wrote Officer M.B. Watts in the affidavit. "When I approached him he was trying to delete the 911 calls from his phone. Patrolman Peterson and myself attempted to arrest him for 911 violation and he fought officers resulting in the defendant getting Tased."

Maney also had an order for arrest by failing to appear for a worthless check charge. Maney was jailed under a $5,500 secured bond. (info from the Gaston Gazette)

No comments: