Telemarketer fakes 911 call in act of revenge
Investigators say the fake call, which reported a murder, targeted a frustrated man who'd cursed out the telemarketer minutes before.
John Kerry's was having a productive and peaceful holiday cleaning his home. But like many of us, he was constantly being bothered by telemarketers Through the day, we had multiple phone calls from identified collars from Visa and Medicare and whatever and eso. At one point I told my wife, I said, The next person that calls, I'm gonna really let him have it. Sure enough, he gets one more call around three o'clock. They ask if they can speak to Mr Harris and I says, That's not Mr Kerry's go to hell and I hung up shortly after a 911 call comes from caress phone number, but it is not John Kerry's police Department. Yes, it is. Uh, sure. My, uh, my name is John Harris. Uh, I'm calling to surrender myself because I just killed my wife. And, uh, 10 minutes later, I was on the back porch on my knees and handcuffs. Kerry's has since heard the 911 call and says he believes it is the same voice that he heard just minutes prior. Washington County Sheriff Larry Minks says he has been friends with Caris for years, but his deputies had to treat this like any other call until they could prove that Paris had not harmed his wife. We took him out at gunpoint. Unfortunate situation, what we had to do. But we thought we were responding to a call where a man had shot his wife. Larry makes is a good friend of mine. And I told him that his guys were excellent. They did what they had to do. Scared the living heck out of me. But, uh, you know, it was it was they did what they had to do. Calls from telemarketers or something nearly all of us deal with. And this is one example of how things can turn south. Telemarketers can get out and make calls to people, and it looks like it's coming from you. How exactly? Prevent this? I'm not exactly sure. But you know, that option is out there. You've got Thio, you know, be vigilant about about the calls. The unidentified calls. This person knew who I was. They knew my son's name in Columbus. They knew my address. Caris says he does not plan on picking up any calls from unidentified callers anytime soon. Reporting from Marietta Jesse Worf wt AP News