Yeah, you read that headline right.
A British dude named Stephen Brown has been thrown in jail for four months after repeatedly calling the 9-9-9 emergency phone system in England without actually having an emergency. Now, this dude def seems crazy, but also…very, very emergency-system happy, for whatever odd reason.
The incident in question took place on Christmas last year, when the 24-year-old made two calls within five minutes of each other to emergency responders while he was hammered. PerezHilton reports:
In the first call, he reported he was receiving death threats, but couldn’t provide any more information beyond that because he was too drunk.
In the second, he declared he wanted to cancel his first call, professed that he was Nicki Minaj, and also there was a ghost in his house.
And this wasn’t even the first time he’s gotten in trouble for dialing 9-9-9 without having an emergency. He had been previously given an Anti-Social Behaviour Order, which banned him from calling the service for no reason.
But after he rang responders on Christmas, he was arrested for violating that order. At the time, he was released on bail but was banned from dialing 9-9-9 — with the exception of an actual emergency — as well as having and drinking alcohol.
Stephen was initially sentenced to eight months, but his defense attorney has now successfully appealed the length, getting it reduced down to four months.
Dang, now Nicki Minaj will NEVER be taken serious by British emergency responders when a ghost is actually haunting her house. Thanks for SPOILING things, STEPHEN.