Cops: Guy Faked Chest Pains to Get Air Conditioner Fixed

It was his 63rd bogus 911 call
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2015 1:00 AM CDT
Cops: Guy Faked Chest Pains to Get Air-Con Fixed
Paramedics will not fix this for you.   (Wikipedia/Solomon203)

A Pennsylvania man who thought paramedics would be willing and able to repair his air conditioner when his medical emergency turned out to be fake has been charged with obstructing emergency services, police say. According to a police report obtained by the Smoking Gun, Travis Turner, believed to be 26 or 27, called 911 complaining of chest pains, then told medics he was fine but needed help fixing the air conditioner. Cops say Turner has made 63 bogus calls to 911 over the last few years, and since a real emergency call came in from a Chinese restaurant while medics were dealing with him, the latest call "endangered the welfare of a true medical patient," the Indiana Gazette reports. (Calling to complain about the quality of Chinese food is also considered a misuse of the 911 system.)

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