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Latino Daily News

Sunday February 27, 2011

Hispanic Man Who Cranked Called 911 18,000 Times is Arrested in California

Maurice Cruz, 43, of East Los Angeles has been arrested for crank calling the city’s emergency dispatchers on 911 over 18,000 times.

Los Angeles authorities are alleging that between August 27, 2010 and up to the day of his arrest, Cruz called the 911 dispatchers to annoy and harass them.  He used different cellular phones and non-initialized cell phones to hide his identity.

The California Highway Patrol arrested Cruz with the help of the U.S. Secret Service, who was involved to make sure there was no viable national threat involved.