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Oakland County Officials Wary Of 911 Calls After 3 ‘Swatting’ Cases In A Week

Authorities in Oakland County are trying to find out who is behind three emergency calls that all turned out to be cases of “swatting.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/15/2014

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It’s A Case Of Swatting: Police Investigate 9-1-1 Call Threatening Violence

West Bloomfield police respond to an emergency call only to fall victim to a growing trend.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/08/2014

Detroit Police Chief James Craig talks to reporters.  (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

‘Frankly, I Don’t Know’: Detroit Police Chief Can’t Say If Russian Abduction Was A Hoax

Authorities called off the search for a man who called 911, claiming to be a Russian national, who had been kidnapped and stabbed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/09/2014

Detroit police are mobilizing a search for a man reportedly kidnapped and trapped in a building. (Photo: Jon Hewett)

A Wild Hoax? Police Call Off Search For Man Claiming Abduction, Injury

The man apparently told police that he was in a warehouse on the city’s east side, somewhere near the Detroit River.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/08/2014

Teen Charged In Shooting Hoax At Grand Blanc School

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with a false report of terrorism after telling his mother that people were firing guns at Grand Blanc High School.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/07/2013

Gun Scare At Romeo High School A Hoax

A Romeo High School teen could face charges after prompting a campus-wide lockdown by claiming he saw two students with a gun.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/23/2012

Police: Man Stabbed Himself, Reported Fake Robbery

Traverse City police say a man falsely reported a robbery and stabbed himself to make his story more convincing – all because he didn’t want his family to know he’d lost $1,000 at a local casino.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/02/2011

Hundreds Show Up For Bogus Job Fair

Hundreds of people reportedly showed up at Lafayette Tower for the job fair that wasn’t.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2011

Girl’s Lie Turns Out To Be Costly Manpower Run

At one point there were three fire trucks, 25 fire fighters and several Detroit Police officers and workers with Detroit Water and Sewerage Department dispatched to the hoax.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2011

Cops: Wash. Acid Attack A Self-Inflicted Hoax

A woman who gained sympathy worldwide after she claimed a random assailant threw acid on her face came forward Thursday with startling admission: She inflicted the attack on herself.

09/17/2010

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