Teen arrested after prank call to 911

BATTLE CREEK, MICH. - A 14-year-old boy was arrested on a charge of making a false police report after he called a 911 emergency operator to report that two men had guns and were trying to kill him.

A Battle Creek officer was sent to Meachem Avenue near Frisbie Avenue at 12:59 a.m. Friday to investigate the report. He saw three young men and a woman fleeing from the area.

The officer apprehended the 14-year-old who was riding a bicycle on Grand Circle. The boy said he was the one who called, then said it was a prank by someone else using his phone and then admitted he was the one who called.

Police said the phone was the same one used to call in recent false reports of a shooting at Claude Evans Park, someone bleeding in the first block of Glenwood Avenue and of a robbery of headphones near North Avenue and Emmett Street.

The boy's mother was contacted and he was taken to the Calhoun County Juvenile Home.

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