LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles woman accused of making hundreds of phony and harassing 911 calls has been sentenced to jail.
The city attorney's office says 43-year-old Linette Young was given a 180-day sentence on Friday and ordered to have psychological counseling. She's also barred from contacting the Fire Department and from calling 911 except in a real emergency.
Prosecutors said Young placed more than 400 calls to 911 since January of 2011 — sometimes six per day. Authorities say between January and September, she made 220 calls requesting paramedic assistance, and also went to a fire station to ask for aid.
Each time, she was found to have no medical problems.
She remains jailed Monday and a call to her public defender, Rachel Rossi, wasn't immediately returned.