Emergency Services Needlessly Tied up on Prank 911 Call

On Friday at 05:15 officers from District B-2 responded to Ceylon Street for reports of a person stabbed in the eye. Boston Police and Boston EMS arrived to find a party dispersing and nobody stabbed in the eye. Officers spoke with the young man that owned the phone, who said someone “borrowed his phone and prank called 911”.

A blatant waste of vital services, a violation of MA General Law – Part IV, Title I, Chapter 269, Section 14B: (a) Whoever willfully and maliciously communicates with a PSAP, or causes a communication to be made to a PSAP, which communication transmits information which the person knows or has reason to know is false and which results in the dispatch of emergency services to a nonexistent emergency or to the wrong location of an actual emergency; or (b) whoever willfully and maliciously, makes or causes to be made 3 or more silent calls to any PSAP and thereby causes emergency services to be dispatched 3 or more times shall be punished by imprisonment in the house of correction for not more than 2 and 1/2 years or by a fine of not more than $1,000.