911 Receives Prank Call About an Assault

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DO NOT EVER PRANK 911!

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We have just received information that a prank call went in to 911 and an assault in progress was reported. The prank consisted of a victim being choked and was not breathing due to that in the 900 block of McIntosh Street. The potential result was an ambulance and police cruisers responding to a fake incident, which pulled resources away from real incidents that needed prompt responses.

Pranking 911 could not only land you in legal hot water, but it also wastes our emergency services time and drains resources of a vital service that saves lives. There could be a real life-threatening situation happening, and a prank call could potentially lengthen the response time of our emergency services, which could ultimately cost someone their life.

DO NOT EVER, EVER PRANK DIAL 911.

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