A 38-year-old Bronx woman was arrested last week for making more than 24,200 bogus 911 calls since June for emergencies that never occurred.
NYPD officers arrested Yogita Persaud on Friday after tracking the fake emergency calls to her unregistered, prepaid cell phone, officials told the New York Daily News. On the day of her arrest, she made more than 200 bogus 911 calls — even as cops were talking to her through the door, asking her why she had made so many fraudulent calls, sources with knowledge of the case said.
Police and firefighters had to respond to each of those calls, taking services away from real victims with real emergencies, said Lt. John D’Amico of the NYPD’s Communications Division.
On an average day, Persaud would make 100 fake 911 calls, all to areas near her home, officials said.