New Minnesota Law To Set Harsher Punishments On 911 Prank Calls

Sunday, July 28th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

The Minnesota Legislature has officially passed a measure which will enforce harsher punishments on prank callers who fake emergencies to 911 services.

The AP reports the law went into effect Thursday and will target those who report a fictitious emergency to 911 dispatchers with the intent of luring authorities.

Anyone guilty of the offense will be charged with a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor for repeat offense situations. Text messaging was also included as part of the fake-call law.

If a fake call were to result in a serious injury, one could face possible felony charges.

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