Man Accused of Calling In Fake Emergencies to 911
MANSFIELD, PA (WENY) -- A Mansfield man is in trouble with the law, accused of calling 9-1-1 to report two fake emergencies.
Pennsylvania State Police say 19-year-old Joshua Forrest called 9-1-1 in June, and more recently on October 2nd.
The first time, he allegedly reported a motorcycle accident with an injury on Mill Cove in Tioga Township. Emergency crews responded, even brought in a medical helicopter, but couldn't find the biker, after two days of searching. The second call was to report a structure fire on Connelly Mountain Road in Sullivan Township; again, found to be bogus, after several fire crews responded.
Volunteer firefighters with Mansfield Hose Company, in an investigation with the Tioga County communications center, recognized the caller's voice as Forrest's. Police say Forrest was a volunteer firefighter with the department.
He's charged with two counts of False Slarms to Agencies of Public Safety, and 12 counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person.