In that case, Randal Ellis was actually sentenced to three years in prison for phoning in a false 911 call that led authorities to swarm a Lake Forest house and handcuff innocent homeowners.
Pleading guilty to felonies including false imprisonment by violence and falsely reporting a crime, he also was ordered to pay $14,765 in restitution. Ellis was arrested after hacking into a telephone network and impersonating a caller from a Lake Forest home, saying that he had murdered someone in the house and was threatening to shoot others.
The Sheriff's Department dispatched a SWAT team and surrounded the home with dozens of officers, dogs and a helicopter. As the children of Stacey Cerwin-Bates and Doug Bates slept, Doug Bates thought he heard a prowler outside and grabbed a kitchen knife. When he entered the backyard, deputies armed with assault rifles confronted Bates and handcuffed him and then his wife until officers were able to determine that the report was fake.
Authorities spent more than six months tracking down Ellis. -via Christine Hanley LATimes March 27, 2008
I wonder how they caught him...
Usually someone doing stuff like that just can’t keep their mouth shut and it is their ultimate undoing.
win/win for leftards:
police go on needless calls cost more $ to roll SWAT = more request for more taxpayer $ to grow The State.
more lawsuits stemming from this means more payouts to the victims= more request for more taxpayer $ to grow The State to cover city budget shortfalls due to lawsuits...