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Local police agencies looking for suspect making phony 9-1-1 calls


KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Its Oscar season and while a local man could be up for an acting award, area police agencies would rather slap him in handcuffs and cart him off to jail.

Some one has been calling 9-1-1 in Kalamazoo County and making false police reports. It’s been nicknamed “SWATTING”, because the false reports often are about gun violence and that means SWAT teams are deployed at considerable expense to Taxpayers.

UnderSheriff Pali Matyas says its not just a prank, it can endanger lives.

Apparently the caller has been at it since last spring and has called other agencies. Matyas would like the public to listen to the tape to see if they recognize the voice.