P* ssed as a ca­noe

Sunday Sport - - NEWS -

A BOOZY 999 hoax caller has been LOCKED UP af­ter claim­ing to be trapped un­der a cap­sized CA­NOE.

Drunk­ard Don­ald Robert­son, 58, also re­ported a fake farm fire.

Cops, fire crews and paramedics were sent out when he said he was drown­ing in the River Tay, Perth, the city’s Sher­iff Court was told. The drunk stunt cost emer­gency ser­vices £ 2,352. The court heard Robert­son, of Perth, had told so­cial work­ers he had no in­ten­tion of cut­ting down his drink­ing.

Sher­iff Gil­lian Wade jailed him for nine months af­ter he ad­mit­ted the hoaxes.

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