Man Arrested After Phone Won't Stop Calling 911
Nathan Hawkins says phone would call 911 on its own when he slept with it in his pocket
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 13, 2017 7:24 PM CDT
Nathan Hawkins   (Sebring Police Department)

(Newser) – Police in Ohio say they've arrested a man after receiving random 911 calls for months from his apparently malfunctioning cellphone, the AP reports. According to the Review in Alliance, Sebring police arrested 33-year-old Nathan Hawkins Oct. 5 on a felony charge of disrupting public service.

Dispatchers in the northeast Ohio village say they received at least 20 emergency calls from Hawkins' cellphone from January through August. Police say they told Hawkins that he could have found ways to prevent the calls from continuing. Police say Hawkins told them that he sometimes sleeps with the phone in his pocket and it just calls 911. Police indicate Hawkins was warned previously that he would be arrested if they continued receiving 911 calls for no reason.


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