2 Wichita teens accused of making false 911 calls

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say two teenagers who were caught out after curfew are responsible for several false 911 calls that had emergency personnel scrambling for hours.

An officer who picked up the teens around 3 a.m. Wednesday found a cellphone linked to at least six false 911 calls made late Tuesday night and early Wednesday.

The Wichita Eagle reports the boys, ages 16 and 17, also admitted to setting three fires in March.

Among the false reports were two house fires, an automobile accident, shots fired, a suspicious person and a man threatening to hurt himself.

Police spokesman Lt. James Espinoza says it took so long to link the calls to the cellphone because different dispatchers received them and officers in different bureaus were being sent to the locations.


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