Woman Arrested in Odd Kerfuffle Over Cell Service

Seloni Khetarpal complained after her parents cut off her cellphone service
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 22, 2020 12:30 PM CST
Woman Arrested in Odd Kerfuffle Over Cell Service
Saloni Khetarpal.   (Stark County Jail)

An Ohio woman was arrested for calling 911 when her parents cut off her cellphone service, authorities said. Seloni Khetarpal was arrested Feb. 13 by Massillon police and charged with disrupting police services, a fourth-degree felony, the AP reports. Jail records show that Khetarpal, 36, repeatedly called emergency dispatchers because her parents had terminated her cellphone service, which they paid for.

The Canton Repository reports that an officer contacted her and advised she call emergency services only for emergencies. Two hours later, she called again and "was belligerent and stated she believed it to be a legitimate issue," according to jail records. Court records do not list an attorney who could speak on Khetarpal's behalf.

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