Skip to comments.Bored woman makes bogus 911 calls in Slidell, police say
Posted on 03/11/2009 6:19:30 PM PDT by BBell
Boredom prompted a 20-year-old Slidell woman Tuesday to place two bogus 911 calls, one about a burglary and another about a house fire, authorities said Wednesday.
Ashley K. Snipes, of 504 Maine Ave., was arrested Tuesday afternoon and booked with falsely reporting a fire and falsely reporting a crime.
Slidell Police received a call at 11:29 from a woman who reported that her home in the 500 block of Maine Avenue was being burglarized, department spokesman Capt. Kevin Foltz said. Officers went to the home, but the homeowner said that everything was fine and that he had not called police, Foltz said.
Officers tried to contact the 911 caller but got a recording that said the phone number was no longer in service.
At 1:01 p.m. police received another 911 call from the same cell phone number. This time, the woman reported that a house at 6th and Maine streets was on fire, Foltz said. Officers and firefighters responded, but found no fire.
Officers spotted Snipes in her yard and asked if she knew anything about the 911 calls. Snipes initially denied making the calls, and then admitted to that she had made both calls because she was bored, Foltz said.
Officers called 911 from Snipes' cell phone and the number matched the number from which the two false calls were made, Foltz said. As a safety feature, out-of-service cell phones can still be used to call 911, he said.
Snipes also was booked on two outstanding warrants for probation violations.
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Something I never thought about is criminals could use out of service,stolen or track cell phones to create havoc while they commit a crime.
Is she guilty? I'll let you all be the judge.
Get a rope!
What would happen if the ran out of McNuggets while this bugly itch was messing around with her phone?
That poor rope!
Calling 911 because you’re bored? What a moron!
Damn! Guilty with extreme prejudice. Lay off the moon pies, girl.
she’s a man baby!
It's good to have a hobby.
Will her life in county lock up be more exciting?
She might like it.
Good grief. She looks like Hoss Cartwright!
I have to reply on this.
Yes, Guilty and stupid and a product of the last 40 years of dis-education and socialism.
I was in NO on business lately. NO is a product of equal opportunity. I can’t understand for the life of me why anyone would consider it attractive for anything let alone a place for conventions. It is squalid, dirty and rundown. The windows in the airport, for example, have not seen soap and water in what looks to be years. The bathrooms were filthy, service is shoddy etc. And this was not even down in the wards it was out by the airport. NO is not charming to me. You can have it if you want it.
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