Tuy Van Thai, the Henderson man arrested for making fake 911 calls, tried to say that his was phone was malfunctioning and kept calling 911.
That was not the case. Tuy Van Thai clogged up the 911 lines with thousands of calls to 911, tying up valuable resources and potentially preventing the police from responding to true emergencies.
He may have made in upwards of 3.000 calls over a one year period.
After the calls began, police began an effort to locate the person or persons that were responsible for making the calls.
All of the calls were made with unregistered cell phones.
According to 8 News Now, police even spoke to Thai in the past and he always seemed to come up with an excuse.
He either denied calling 911 or said that other were using his phone without his knowledge.
Police finally had enough and set up a sting operation to once and for all, catch the culprit.
On Tuesday and Wednesday alone, 59 calls were made from Thai’s phone and, it has been reported, that he was the only one with the phone at the time.
Police finally had their man.
Although it is suspected that Thai made thousands of calls to 911, he has only been charged with unlawful use of 911 for the 59 calls that he recently made.
His bail was set at $1,000 per count for a total of $59,000 and can face up to one year in jail on each count.
Online records also show that that a Tuy V Chai was arrested in February, 2011 and was charged with unlawful use of 911 and obstructing a police officer.
Tuy Van Thai, the Henderson man arrested for making fake 911 calls, tied up valuable resources and could have diverted personnel away from true emergencies.
Let’s hope the judge that sentences him gives him a consecutive, rather than concurrent, sentence.