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Emergency dispatcher Kari Bueno once wanted the person clogging up their lines with false 911 calls to get into a lot of trouble.
"At first, I admit it, we were pretty mad. 'We've got to find who this person is. This is ridiculous,'" she recalled saying. "'What are we going to do? We are so mad.'"
In less than a week, someone had made more than 4,000 calls to 911. At one point, Bueno was receiving three to four calls a minute — all of them from the same number, which traced back to a disconnected cellphone.
"It ties up all your 911 operators. We have to answer every call. We have to track down every call," she said.
About three weeks ago, West Jordan police finally tracked down the person making those calls.
Bueno and other dispatchers didn't intend for VanBibber to have his music taken away. But they couldn't have him continually dial 911, either.
The day the cellphone was taken away, Bueno came up with the idea of raising money among the dispatch center employees to buy an iPod Nano and a $100 iTunes gift certificate for him. On Wednesday, VanBibber and his family were invited to Valley Emergency Communications Center and were presented with the gifts.
originally posted by: ThichHeaded
Well. At least the didnt beat, taze, or shoot the guy eh?
It isnt pay it forward, this is actually being nice..