Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it a misdemeanor to call 911 when there's no real emergency.
The law would make it a gross misdemeanor if the 911 call was intended to lure police somewhere, and the charge could become a felony if the call results in serious injury.
This past summer, a Minneapolis man stabbed two park police officers after luring them to a Minnehaha Creek bridge with a fake 911 call. Marsenior Pede Johnson, 39, was convicted of attempted murder following a two week trial.
The fake 911 call bill covers both phone calls and text messages. It now heads to the House Public Safety Committee.