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Boy charged in fake 911 call that led to injury

October 14, 2011

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HARTFORD, Conn.—A 16-year-old Shelton boy is charged with making a false 911 call that led to someone being hurt when the responding fire truck was involved in an accident.

The Hartford Courant reports ( that police said the 16-year-old called 911 Thursday morning, said "help, fire," and hung up. Police tried to call back but no one answered.

A fire truck dispatched to the home where the number was traced collided with two other vehicles. One person was injured. The accident is being investigated.

Police determined the cell phone owner was a high school student. The youngster told police he gave the phone to a friend who made the call. Police did not publicly identify the 16-year-old because of his age.


Information from: The Hartford Courant,