Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Woman Allegedly Makes Fake 911 Call to Divert Cops

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Woman Allegedly Makes Fake 911 Call to Divert Cops

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WAYNE -- A Morris County woman allegedly made a false 911 call in order to divert police away from the bar where she and a friend were drinking so they could leave and not be caught driving drunk.

Police said that Hayley Oates, 25, posted on social media after she called 911: "lmao.. 2 mins later the cop peals out..silly piggies tricks r for u," Detective Capt. Laurence Martin said in a statement.

Oates was arrested Thursday and charged with filing false reports to law enforcement and creating a false public alarm, Martin said. She was released pending a court appearance.

Martin called Oates' alleged actions "inexcusable and reprehensible behavior," and said police officers place themselves in harm's way daily responding to real events.

Officer Gregory Halligan and Sgt. Donald Davidson were dispatched to Mother's Ale House around 3:15 a. …

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