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Fleeing Florida Malefactor

When a driver ran from sheriff’s deputies in Daytona Beach, Fla., after a traffic stop, backup officers swarmed the area to search for him. After a deputy briefly spotted him, someone called 911 to report that the person they were looking for had driven away in a car. Another call — from the same number — reported that the suspect was across town. Deputies kept looking in the same area where they had last seen the driver, and saw him again. The driver again ran, but was subdued with a Taser. Herbert Foster, 31, was carrying a cell phone. Deputies checked it, and say that phone had the same number as the 911 caller. Foster was charged with making false 911 calls, drug possession, resisting an officer without violence, and driving with a suspended license. (RC/Daytona Beach News-Journal) ...It’s easy to know such calls are fake when the caller is out of breath, and repeatedly says “I— I mean he....”
Original Publication Date: 13 July 2014
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