04 Mar '11, 1am

Brazilian police have arrested a man suspected of making more than 200,000 crank calls to emergency numbers

SAO PAULO - BRAZILIAN police say they have arrested a man suspected of making more than 200,000 crank calls to an emergency-response number over the past two years. Sergipe state Public Safety spokesman Lucas Rosario says Jose Uilson Santos was arrested on Wednesday night in the city of Aracaju. Rosario says that police were unable to locate Santos sooner because he made most of the calls from stolen cell phones registered to other people. Police say Santos was caught when he used a public telephone to report a nonexistent fire. He was kept talking long enough for police to trace him. Santos faces charges of jeopardizing emergency services, punishable by up to six years in jail. -- AP

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