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Misguided Creativity with 9-1-1 Call Leads to Jail Time

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

misguided creativityWith many states now prohibiting the use of a cell phone while driving a motor vehicle, people have had to either kick the habit cold turkey or find creative ways to use their phones without getting caught.  Many people just use the speaker button on their phone as a solution but end up just holding it up to their mouths when talking and then quickly swing it to their ear to listen which pretty much is the same thing as just using the phone.  Some people use the “hold low” method, which involves holding the phone low enough so that a passing officer cannot see the phone.  In the process of course, most people don’t think about the fact that they just ended up substantially increasing their chances of crashing into the car in front of them since they aren’t even looking at the road.  Whatever the method, it is interesting how sometimes doing illegal things brings out the most creativity in people. 

For example, a Waukesha, Wisconsin woman was recently pulled over for a traffic violation.  Instead of placing her hands on the steering wheel at 10:00 and 2:00 and waiting for the cop to approach her, she decided to call 9-1-1 and report an emergency.  Her quickly contrived evil yet creative plan was to report a fake emergency to 9-1-1 so that the cop would be dispatched to the other scene and have to let her go in the process.  The cops figured out the plan and arrested the woman for misusing 9-1-1.  While law enforcement admitted to the creativity of the crime, they felt the creativity was misguided and should have been channeled in more productive areas.  Since there is currently no commercial bail bond industry allowed in Wisconsin, we are not sure how she was released from jail, but we do know she is at home awaiting her sentencing which is scheduled for late January.  Read the original article below.

Original article: Waukesha woman faces jail time