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911 Prank Will Cost The City Money

Someone called 911 and lied about an emergency so now the city must pay the price.
LITTLE ROCK -- Little Rock police say a recent incident of "swatting" here will cost tax-payers some money.

Swatting is when someone makes a false report to 911 to get a SWAT team and police officers to respond.
   
It's a popular trend in Hollywood.

But the prank isn't funny at all.

The 911 call came in last Friday morning from a man claiming he was going to blow up a whole neighborhood block in West Little Rock.

When police got to the location, it didn't take them long to figure out  there was no danger.

Officers told confused neighbors to "google" swatting because it's the first time anything like this happened in Little Rock.

But before they knew it was a joke, more than 20 officers rushed to the scene -- some being paid over-time -- costing the city and taxpayers money.

Sgt. Cassandra Davis said, "Of course we have to pay those officers who come on their off-time to answer a call like that , those SWAT members and the negotiators."

Right now police aren't sure who made the call, but they plan to find out.


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