Police: Emergency call of shooter turns out false

Police responding to a call of a possible shooter at a local mobile home park instead found a paranoid child who had made a 911 call.
Becky Vargo
Oct 10, 2013

Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Crockery Mobile Home Park, 13251 State Road, at about 4:34 p.m. after receiving a report that a 14-year-old boy with a gun had shot at the caller, but missed.

Police discovered that a younger child had made the emergency call, but that it was unfounded. No shots had been fired.

The boy’s father said the child saw some holes in the sand that he thought were made by bullets. The boy used a cellphone to call 911.

The man said there was no one else around and there was no weapon.
 

Comments

Wingmaster

What? This story's only purpose seems to be to hype a "shooter" that never existed!

Citizen

Or to embarrass a kid who got scared about something and did what he had been taught to do?

On the other hand, it could be that there were other residents who heard about the report but not the resolution.

rukidding

A shooting and then lies, from a mobile home park; say it isn't so...

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