Campaign launched against fake emergency calls
So far this year, the state’s 911 emergency call system has received 10 fake calls, an official said.
However, those reporting fake emergencies might be considered terrorists and pay the price of their jokes.
Secretary of Public Safety Daniel De La Rosa said according to Baja California’s Penal Code those suspects might be indicted for terrorism and stay from one to three years in prison and pay a $648 fine.
The agency recently launched an awareness campaign to raise concerns regarding the calls that cause law enforcement to respond to fake calls, a time that might be spend in a better way attending real emergencies.
De La Rosa said those calls are recorded and sent to a laboratory for forensic investigations and the results provided to the Attorney General’s office to press charges against dialers.
Last year, the agency received 39 fake emergency calls, he said.