SLIDELL, La. – Police said a woman made two false calls to 911 from an out-of-service cell phone — and told investigators she did it because she was bored. They booked a 20-year-old woman on Monday with false report of a fire and false report of a crime. They also booked her on two outstanding warrants for violating probation.
Police Chief Freddy Drennan said the two calls gave different addresses in the same area. Police answered a burglary call and police and firefighters answered the fire call.
Officers questioned a woman in a nearby yard. Police said she denied making the calls at first, then admitted making them out of boredom.
Police said dispatchers who called back got an out-of-service message. Out-of-service cell phones can make emergency calls as a safety feature, but cannot take calls.