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Williamsburg man arrested for calling in hundreds of bogus emergencies to police

By Mason White 3:04 PM August 20, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A Williamsburg man was arrested on charges of misusing the 911 system after allegedly making hundreds of phone calls to police reporting bogus emergencies, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that the 51-year-old angry homeowner, who lived in one of the most fashionable streets, was so annoyed by the noise that he placed hundreds of calls, reporting incidents including a train station explosion in order to bring police officers to the scene.

Louis Segna was arrested on Friday after police linked at least 403 false emergency calls to him, which were made from his mobile phone during the past two years.

Many of the calls were about unruly crowds, but some were more serious, such as an explosion inside the L line connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Police rushed to the scene and found nothing. Segna was charged with making false reports and gross negligence. This was not the first time that Segna was arrested.

Several years ago, Segna was arrested for having homemade explosive devices in his Williamsburg home. Police also found a rifle when they searched his home.