Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wacko was arrested for harrassment and calling 911 about Xbox and Obama

A man in Fort Walton Beach, Florida was arrested for calling 911 to complain that neighbors had his video game controllers.

After officers responded to the man’s initial call, they told him “not to use the emergency line again for this problem.”

A neighbor then called 911 and said the man was screaming that he was going to blow everything up and was walking around with a stick. An officer determined the man didn’t threaten anyone specifically and asked him to stay inside for the night. His Xbox controllers were returned to him.

Later, a man called 911 about his Xbox controllers and President Barack Obama, saying he would only speak to a female or black officer. The man was found walking up and down the parking lot yelling.

An elderly neighbor also had called police after she saw the man screaming, “The Bible, The Bible.” He had approached her on her front porch that afternoon and “tried to touch her” and then approached her again that night while he was screaming. The woman became fearful.

Police concluded the man used 911 for a non-emergency situation after being warned, and also “willingly, maliciously and repeatedly harassed his elderly neighbor in such a manner as to cause substantial emotional distress and serving no legitimate purpose.” He was charged with misuse of 911 and stalking/harassment, both misdemeanors. Info from

Friday, May 21, 2010

Man arrested AGAIN for phony 911 calls

A man in Mastic Beach on Long Island, New York who was arrested last year for making hundreds of false 911 emergency calls, was arrested again Thursday for doing more of the same.

Michael Salino was charged with three counts of falsely reporting an incident, for making phony emergency calls Sunday. Police Sgt. Patrick Mahan said, "He definitely was responsible for those three at least and there are others he's suspected of doing."

Salino was arrested in September 2009, and charged with making false 911 calls. Those charges are still pending, but Salino was released on his own recognizance while those charges are being resolved.

Police believe Salino made at least three new false 911 emergency calls Sunday from a cellphone, reporting a fight, a motor vehicle accident and a fire in a park.

Salino was previously charged with making about 300 calls claiming domestic fights, fires, armed robberies, explosions, car crashes and hit-and-runs, police said. At times he spoke quietly and gave a female name, and once identified himself as Christopher Columbus. (info from Newsday)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Woman arrested for trying to use 911 for taxi service

Police in New Haven, Connecticut charged Quandria Bailey with six counts of misuse of the 911 system.

She called 911 six times to request a ride from a nightclub back to her home about 20 miles away. She was released on a $1,000 bond. (Info from WFSB-TV)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Man busted for complaining to 911 about landlord

Sheriff’s deputies in Collier County, Florida arrested Mijael Laboripino on Sunday after they say he repeatedly called 911, trying to get a deputy to keep his landlord out of his residence. Laboripino  was charged with misuse of the 911 system.

Laboripino first called 911 around 3:20 p.m. on Sunday, but hung up, according to an arrest report. A minute later, Laboripino called back, requesting a Spanish speaking deputy to come to his home.

When the deputy arrived, he learned that Laboripino’s landlord had served him with eviction papers, which Laboripino disputed. Laboripino wanted the deputy to keep the landlord from his residence to prevent him from posting any additional eviction notices. The deputy said he could not do that because it was a civil matter.

Laboripino called 911 twice while the deputy was speaking with him. He then called again after the deputy left, requesting another deputy because he did not like the information he had been provided.

Later that day, Laboripino arrived at a sheriff’s substation, asking to speak to a deputy, but not to the same deputy he had spoken to earlier.

He then called 911 again, but got angry when the 911 dispatcher again told him that his dispute with his landlord was a civil matter. Another deputy did respond and arrested Laboripino. (info from Naples Daily News)