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A New Record For Prank 9-1-1 Calls

Keeping the Keypad Humming….

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A FAYETTE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, MAN is in jail after being arrested Tuesday night and charged with 2,760 counts relating to six charges involving 9-1-1 abuse.

Chad Everett Cooper, 21, was picked up by a Uniontown police detective after the supervisor of the county emergency dispatch center reported a series of abusive phone calls to 9-1-1 over a period of 17 days, April 14 to May 1.  The Tribune-Review reports:

Detective Donald Gmitter this morning said Cooper used a cell phone to make the calls. "He would call and ask the dispatchers what kind of panties they had on, whether they were thongs, and ask them questions about sex," Gmitter said. The police then used GPS tracking coordinates provided by the 911 center to narrow the caller`s location to a Masontown address. With that information, along with other details provided by the cell-phone manufacturer, police were able to identify Cooper.

When police confronted Cooper late Tuesday at his residence, Gmitter said Cooper had the cell phone in his pocket. Police used the phone to call 911, which confirmed it as the one used to make the calls, Gmitter said.

After questioning him, Cooper admitted that he had made the calls.  He was then arraigned on  445 counts each of stalking; harassment involving acts of lewd, lascivious, threatening or obscene language; harassment for making anonymous calls; harassment with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another person; obstructing the administration of law and disorderly conduct.

The Uniontown Herald-Standard has MORE.

Firegeezer calculates that to be just over 162 violations per day.  A busy boy, indeed.

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