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Male subject arrested for misuse of 911 system

The Maverick County Sheriff’s Department arrested a male subject for misusing the 911 emergency system.

Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber reported that an individual identified as Juan Francisco Tobias was detained and will be charged with the crime of misuse of an emergency line.

“He was found to have been calling 911 on multiple occasions and hanging up,” said Schmerber.

Calling 911 for any purpose other than to report a true emergency could result in criminal penalties.

It is important to everyone’s safety that emergency services’ time and energy are spent where they are needed. Calling 911 for anything other than its intended purposes can threaten that.

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