Prank 911 Calls Targeting Kensington Neighborhood - New York News

Prank 911 Calls Targeting Kensington Neighborhood

Posted: Updated:

 

Residents in East Kensington say they're fed up,  frustrated and scared. They say  a prankster is putting their lives on the line, phoning in fake calls to 911.

It's called swatting and It's happened to Hollywood stars like Ashton Kutcher and Kim Kardasian.

The prankster makes a threatening call to 911 tying to trick police into raiding an innocent person's home.

"I started having police show up at my  door with random calls. Someone saying there was domestic violence and  guns out windows," explained Sean Dundon.

The East Kensington resident is  no star, but he says he's been targeted by 911 pranksters since January. The problem so bad he filed a police report saying he's been targeted 30 times.

"I  have a roommate that was ready to move out because of it. He freaked out everyday because everyday cops were at our house. It's unnerving. "

"In the past month I've seen probably seen the police ten or twenty times responding to fake 911 calls," said neighbor Pat Caterina.

Police confirm there have been a series of calls on the  East Kensington block.

Dundon and his neighbors are  satisfied by prompt and pleasant police response.

But they're worried what will happens if there's a real emergency.

"We're  disabled and if something happens they might not come that
fast because they've been here so many times," worried Caterina.

 

 

 

 

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Aire Ancient Baths

    A relaxing bathhouse in busy Tribeca

    A relaxing bathhouse in busy Tribeca

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:29:51 GMT
    Deep beneath the hustle and bustle of Tribeca lies a modern-day oasis brimming with old world charm: Aire Ancient Baths, my new favorite city escape. The breathtaking spa is illuminated by hundreds of candles and smells of invigorating eucalyptus. For around $80 you can bathe in the tranquil blue pools for 90 minutes and find the temperature that's right for you.
    Deep beneath the hustle and bustle of Tribeca lies a modern-day oasis brimming with old world charm: Aire Ancient Baths, my new favorite city escape. The breathtaking spa is illuminated by hundreds of candles and smells of invigorating eucalyptus. For around $80 you can bathe in the tranquil blue pools for 90 minutes and find the temperature that's right for you.
  • NYC stores with no signs feed curiosity

    NYC stores with no signs feed curiosity

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:40:09 GMT
    From coffee shops in Brooklyn to restaurants in Manhattan, we find speakeasies standing out by blending in. When people in Bushwick want a green machine juice blend they visit Leticia Castillo's Owl Juice Pub. But first they must find the owl. "We been doing fine without a sign," Castillo says.
    From coffee shops in Brooklyn to restaurants in Manhattan, we find speakeasies standing out by blending in. When people in Bushwick want a green machine juice blend they visit Leticia Castillo's Owl Juice Pub. But first they must find the owl. "We been doing fine without a sign," Castillo says.
  • NY brothers invent machine that makes CPR easier

    NY brothers invent machine that makes CPR easier

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:40:57 GMT
    Only 10 percent of people who get CPR from a bystander actually survive. But two young men in Westchester County have now patented a device that could dramatically increase those odds and save lives. John and Chris DiCapua's sitting room in their parents' Westchester County home has had a unique guest lying around for quite a while now: a CPR dummy. What began as an idea from their time as Boy Scouts is now a device that could potentially save lives.
    Only 10 percent of people who get CPR from a bystander actually survive. But two young men in Westchester County have now patented a device that could dramatically increase those odds and save lives. John and Chris DiCapua's sitting room in their parents' Westchester County home has had a unique guest lying around for quite a while now: a CPR dummy. What began as an idea from their time as Boy Scouts is now a device that could potentially save lives.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices