Couple Charged With Making Fake 911 Standoff Call


Enfield police say it was no laughing matter when two people made a prank 911 call reporting that a woman had barricaded herself and her 1-year-old child into a home and threatened to shoot anyone who came inside.

A squad of officers rushed to the Nancy Drive address but found no one there, the Hartford Courant reports.

Police told the Courant that Dawn Dion, 18, of East Windsor, and Jeremy Carter, 20,  of East Hartford, were playing a prank on the woman who lived there and that a soured friendship was the motive for the bogus call.

Dion and Carter were charged with falsely reporting an incident, interfering with police and misuse of the 911 system.

Police said a person at the address was eventually able to help identify the callers by listening to the recording of the 911 call.

Dion and Carter will be arraigned on Monday in Enfield Superior Court. They were in custody Sunday evening, unable to post $50,000 bail bonds.

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