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July 26, 2010

Mass. man's 911 call leads to his own arrest

Told cops there was an armed man at his home so that they would come faster

By James Hinton
The Boston Herald

DORCHESTER, Mass. — A Dorchester man called 911 early yesterday morning and claimed an armed man was threatening him and trying to break into his apartment, police said.

Officers reported they responded quickly and with guns drawn to the call from the Victory Road apartment, whereupon the caller greeted them and exclaimed, "There is no gun. I just wanted you guys here quicker."

Full story: Mass. man's 911 call leads to his own arrest

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