Jeffco Sheriff's Office investigating fake 911 calls

Jeffco Sheriff's Office investigating fake 911 calls

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

In the past month, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says they have received several fake 911 calls from the same phone number.

Each time someone pulls a stunt like that, it wastes law enforcement resources and ends up costing you taxpayer dollars. The latest incident happened yesterday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. A woman claimed she had been kidnapped and was being held in the basement of a home on Center Point Parkway.

Deputies shut down the road and conducted a door to door search. Authorities returned the woman's phone call and determined it was a hoax.

Making false 911 calls is a felony.

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