Man, 22 made at least 10 fake officer shot calls to 911 because he he liked watching police scramble

A man from Chicago has admitted to police that he made at least 10 calls to 911 to report officers had been shot, because he got a thrill watching officers respond to his fake calls.

Terreance M. King, 22, from the South Shore area of the city called the emergency services to report a Chicago officer had been shot in the abdomen.

He watched from his home as authorities would rush to the scene. 

On another occasion King is alleged to have made a bomb threat which once again sent cops scrambling. 

Authorities eventually traced the source of the calls to his South Side home. 

Using names like ‘Antoine’ and ‘Whodie’, he also said that he liked watching police scramble as they responded to his nuisance calls.

The details were revealed during a bail hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Monday according to the Chicago Tribune.

During King’s initial court hearing Sunday, prosecutors said he used his own cellphone to call in the reports.

After allegedly admitting to making the calls, King said he routed officers to addresses near his home so that he could watch the emergency crews respond.

King was arrested on Friday and was later charged with a felony count of making a false police report.

Judge John Lyke Jr. ordered King to be held on $25,000 bail and electronic home monitoring if released.

King will have to put up $2,500 to be released from the Cook County Jail. Should he be released, King will be placed on electronic monitoring and confined to the same apartment where he allegedly made the calls. 

King has prior arrests for domestic battery and criminal trespass to property, as well as a juvenile sex conviction, according to prosecutors and court documents.


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