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Man jailed for making 400 prank calls to police

By Mason White 11:17 AM December 5, 2014
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By: Feng Qian
A man was arrested, charged and convicted of misusing the police telephone system after making hundreds of prank calls to the police, prosecutors in New York said.

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said that the defendant was sentenced to jail for repeatedly making fake 911 calls.

“By repeatedly making fake 911 calls, the defendant caused police officers to respond to his bogus claims, putting the lives and safety of people with real emergencies in jeopardy. This is no joke and he will now pay the price for his dangerous conduct,” Thompson said.

The defendant, Louis Segna, 53, of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was convicted of one count of first-degree falsely reporting an incident and two counts of third-degree falsely reporting an incident.

He was sentenced by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice William Harrington, to six months in jail and five years probation.

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