If you’re going to prank 911, and end up getting fined or spend time behind bars, at least make the prank memorable. Maybe call in sick for a shift even though you’re not a cop or tell them a uniformed officer is handing out Bieber tickets.
Don’t repeatedly call 911 to make a joke only an 11-year-old would laugh at.
On April 15 at about 7:15 a.m., 911 dispatch received an anonymous call that two people were fighting at a home in the 600 block of Koch in Cape Girardeau. Officers responded to the home, but said the incident was unfounded because only one woman was found at the home.
On April 16 at around 8 a.m., Cape Girardeau dispatch received a 911 call from a man saying “these nuts” and then hanging up. At around 8:30 a.m. another 911 call was received and again someone said “these nuts” and hung up.
At around 9 a.m. the Cape Girardeau County dispatch received a 911 call about a structure fire near Louis and Bloomfield St. in Cape Girardeau.
According to the court documents, all of the calls came from the same phone number and the caller allegedly sounded like the same person.
The cops were able to trace the calls back to a man named Benjamin Jones. According to authorities, they caught up with Benny and found “a folded tissue in his right, front watch pocket that allegedly contained marijuana.
Ben gets one call from jail. Let’s hope it’s funnier.