A woman arrested by Japanese police for making 7,177 calls

November 10th, 2008 - 9:18 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

A woman arrested by Japanese police for making more than 7,000 emergency telephone calls because an officer did not take her initial complaint seriously.

The 38-year-old was arrested on Tuesday November 4,2008 on charges of obstructing police work, said a police spokesman in western Osaka. The lady made 7,177 calls during the day and night between September 14 and October 13 this year, sometimes shouting ‘drop dead’ at police, he told.

The woman first called in 2005 to say she had been hit by a man, but the officer who answered her call ‘did not take the allegation seriously, because what she said was hard to understand,’ he said. ‘She apparently had a grudge against police officials,’ he said.

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