Woman Gets Jail Time For Making Over 400 Bogus 911 Calls
A woman who made over 400 fake emergency calls to 911 was convicted today and sentenced to jail for six months.
Linette Young, 43, was found guilty of making multiple counts of harassing calls and a false emergency report, according to City News Service. In addition to 180 days in jail, L.A. Superior Court Judge Renee Korn sentenced Young to three years probation and mandatory psychological counseling.
Over the past three years, prosecutors reported that Young would call even up to six times a day. She had also made requests for paramedic assistance between January 2013 to September 2013, reported NBC Los Angeles. Young had once gone to a West Slauson Ave. fire station requesting medical aid, but the paramedics there were unable to find anything wrong with her.
Judge Korn also ordered Young to stop calling the 911 line for non-emergencies and to not have any contact with the L.A. Fire Department. She will be attending a restitution hearing in February to address the costs to the city for her actions.
L.A. City Attorney's Office provided KPCC with an audio copy of one of her numerous phone calls to the emergency line. In the audio, the caller, identified as Young, can be heard complaining about a medical issue and how she made an earlier call to 911, but nobody came to help her. When the dispatcher tries to send someone over, she tries to cancels the request.