A woman suspected of making more than 24 thousand false calls to the rescue service was detained in New York
The “telephone terrorist” was detained last Friday after another false call about a possible uncontrolled fire in the basement. As the investigation later found out, the 38-year-old Yogita Persaud, of the Bronx turned out to be a joker.
Currently, New York investigators are looking for evidence of Persaud's involvement in more than 22 thousand false calls from June to the present.
It is reported that on the day of her arrest, the woman made about 200 calls, prompting the police to suspect her of another “criminal mischief.” According to police reports, 24,200,912 false alarms were made during this period.
To date, it is not determined exactly how many of them Persaud are involved in. But for the last one, the caller was charged on two counts of composing a false message and obstructing government administration.
The New York Rapid Response Office maintains a list of phone numbers from which such fake calls were previously made. Investigators compare available evidence, if the numbers match, then Persaud may face a fine or even imprisonment, since each such call is expensive for taxpayers and distracts from arriving at real tragedies.