L.A. woman gets jail time for calling 911 more than 400 times

A Los Angeles woman who called 911 more than 400 times over the last three years has been sentenced to 180 days in jail, three years of probation and mandatory psychological counseling.

Linette Young, 43, made the 911 calls starting in 2011, sometimes calling as many as six times a day. And from Jan. 1 to Sept. 13, 2013, she called 911 for paramedics 220 times, according to the Los Angeles city attorney’s office. Each time she was helped by paramedics, they found no medical issues.

“911 is for emergency calls only, and this conviction is part of our work to ensure that the public’s lifeline is not abused,” City Atty. Mike Feuer said in a statement.

Young was convicted on 12 counts of annoying or harassing 911 calls and 13 counts of making a false emergency report.


Part of her sentence includes having no contact with the Los Angeles Fire Department and to stop calling 911 for anything other than emergencies.

At times, she had gone to Fire Station 66 on West Slauson Avenue for medical assistance.


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