NEW YORK — An inmate is facing 31 counts of
reckless endangerment and false reporting for making repeated fake
emergency calls that sent police to his mother’s home.
Prosecutors say the inmate continuously made calls because his mother, Christine Black, wouldn’t bail him out of jail, ABC 7 reports.
"It was really so frustrating, because I didn't know what was happening. I didn't know who was doing this," said Black.
Black’s son, 34-year-old James Truell, suffers a mental illness.He’s currently awaiting trial for multiple armed robberies.
Police determined Truell called 311 from Rikers and then urged them to transfer him to 911.
was an unusual circumstance and does not occur often,” The New York
Department of Corrections told ABC 7. “We believe that providing 311 is
crucial to give those in custody a necessary outlet to raise any