Ont. man reports fake shooting because of missing cellphone: police
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:34AM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:20PM EDT
BURLINGTON, Ont. - Police say a man from Burlington, Ont., is facing two charges after allegedly making a false 911 call.
Halton Regional Police say they received a call Tuesday evening that a woman had been shot at a home on Walkers Line.
They say officers and paramedics responded, but found the report to be false.
A 27-year-old man was arrested at the scene and charged with public mischief and conveying a false message.
Police allege the man made the 911 call in order to speed up the response to his report earlier in the day of a missing cellphone.