The call was fake, but the results were real.
A teenager is under arrest after using a friend’s cellular telephone to call 9-1-1, saying, “Help, fire” and hanging up. Authorities traced the call to an address on Driftwood Lane in Shelton and sent emergency equipment to the scene . Police say a fire truck responding to the bogus call was involved in a crash with two other vehicles, resulting in injuries to one person.
The teen is charged with falsely reporting an incident, and mis-use of the 911 system.