Cops: Woman Locked Out of Car Calls 911, Lies About Trapped Baby
Police were not happy
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 16, 2012 4:36 PM CDT
These might have saved a misdemeanor charge.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Today's police blotter provides a lesson in what not to do when locked out of your car: Do not call 911 and make up a story about an infant trapped inside so the cops will arrive faster. Because they will arrive faster, but then they won't be happy when a guy standing nearby says something like, "Brenda only said that to get you guys here quicker," reports the Smoking Gun. Florida's Brenda Crosdale faces a misdemeanor charge of misusing 911, and she even spent a little time in jail before posting bond.

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Jun 7, 2013 1:08 PM CDT
Should Have Just Called The Best Locksmith In The State Of Florida They Would Have Been There Before The Cops And She Would Not Of Had To Lie!
Oct 18, 2012 7:29 AM CDT
In Florida the temperatures even in the winter, fall, and spring can rise to dangerous levels for an infant trapped in a car. The police department and dispatchers must prioritize their officer dispatches based on importance. There could have very well been a violent domestic disturbance or suspected prowler that was a lower priority than saving the baby, this careless person could have cost another person their life with this selfish behavior. It should be a felony to misuse 911.
Oct 17, 2012 6:31 AM CDT
"faces a misdemeanor charge of misusing 911" That's the crux of the problem. I can understand a misdemeanor when it is a stupid mistake, but purposely misusing the emergency system should be a heavy felony.