Wednesday, October 13, 1999

Woman fined $250 for fake call to 911




The Cincinnati Enquirer

        MIDDLETOWN — A Middletown woman who made a fake 911 call to get help for her trapped puppy avoided jail time but was fined $250 during a court appearance Monday.

        Wanda Stapleton, 29, received a $500 fine and 10 days in jail after pleading guilty to making a false alarm. Judge Mark Wall suspended the jail time and half the fine, but ordered Ms. Stapleton to perform five days of community service at an animal shelter.

        On Sept. 28, Ms. Stapleton called 911 and told a dispatcher that her Lawn Avenue home was on fire. She made the call after being frustrated in two earlier calls for help for her newborn pup, which had become trapped in an exposed mattress spring.

       



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