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Fake 911 Calls Could Land Man Behind Bars For 7 Years

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One man’s 400 phone calls to 911 could land him behind bars for 7 years.

Louis Segna of Williamsburg, Brooklyn was found guilty on Thursday, of concealing his identity while making a series of fake calls to 911.

Police say that in several of his calls Segna reported false incidents including explosions inside of a subway tunnel and a train station.

On one tape Segna can be heard telling a dispatcher that it sounds like things are exploding in the subway, CBS 2 reported.

“I’m above the subway station and I’m hearing what sounds like explosions down there,” he said.

According to Segna’s attorney he was told to call police any time that he had a problem.

“The phone calls he made in this case — I totally believe he made them because he heard what sounded like explosions. I wouldn’t characterize them as explosions, other people may not characterize them as explosions,” said Segna’s attorney, William Fowlkes.

Police say Segna made hundreds of calls but was only convicted of four of them. He will be sentenced in September.

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