Cops: Serial 911 Abuser Called to Report Lost Phone

Connecticut woman is accused of calling 911 at least 76 times since March
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2015 11:48 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Calling 911 is reserved for emergencies only, a fact that a Connecticut woman is accused of blatantly ignoring. Michelle Davis, 43, was arrested after two calls made in October: one on Oct. 3 in which she complained about not being able to find her cellphone (and in which she was drunk, cops say), and one on Oct. 9 to report her cousin "missing" somewhere in her apartment building, NBC Connecticut reports. And those aren't her only dialing transgressions, police say. Officers claim that Davis has made at least 76 calls to 911 since mid-March, mostly for non-emergency reasons.

Cops say when they went to her Middletown apartment after she hung up during the Oct. 3 call, she appeared intoxicated and nonchalant. "Oh yeah. My phone. I found my phone, so I'm all set," she reportedly told them, adding that she used her landline to place the 911 call. "It was not clear whether the woman was aware her landline has the ability to call numbers other than 911, like the number of the cell phone she lost," deadpans the Daily Intelligencer. When one of the officers reprimanded her for calling 911, she supposedly responded, "Whatever." Davis is charged with misusing the 911 system and is set to appear in court later this month. (Annoying roommates aren't a good reason to call 911, either.)

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