LITCHFIELD, Connecticut — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for making several false emergency calls to Connecticut dispatchers.
Thirty-six-year-old Adam Perrelli of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to falsely reporting an incident and tampering with evidence.
At the sentencing hearing Monday Perrelli said he was sorry for making the fake radio transmissions that were routed to Litchfield County Dispatch in December 2013 and January 2014. His calls interfered with the work of firefighters and caused ambulances to be sent out for emergencies that did not exist.
Perrelli has been jailed since his arrest in April 2014. Authorities say he identified himself as a fire officer in most of the calls.
Police say several people told them Perrelli had boasted about making the false calls.
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