Sacramento police arrested a 44-year-old man today after he allegedly called 911 to report an "officer down" - just to get a quicker police response, authorities said.
Responding to the call this morning, units rushed to the 4300 block of Pell Drive - lights and sirens blaring - until the first arriving officers made contact with the man, who then admitted the ploy, said police Sgt. Andrew Pettit.
Along with fast response, he also earned a trip to jail.
Police arrested Simmons on suspicion of falsely reporting an emergency, a misdemeanor, said Pettit, who added that he hopes a night in jail will teach a lesson.
"It's just dangerous," Pettit said of making such a report.