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    drawing otherwise lazy firefighters out of their cozy fire halls"
    WWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH

    Dec 29, 7:17 AM EST.

    Fire Dept. Ruse Nabs Fake Caller Suspect

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Knoxville Fire Department investigators used a ruse of their own to nab a man suspected of making a series of bogus emergency calls on his cell phone.

    After receiving a false report of a gas leak on Dec. 14, firefighters compared notes.

    They confirmed 15 fake 911 calls over a two-month period, including four house fires, six car crashes and various other medical emergencies. All came from the same cell phone.

    So they called the number and left a message saying the phone's owner had won a gift card from a major retailer, Fire Capt. Brent Seymour said.

    Within an hour, Seymour received a call back from a man identifying himself as the phone's owner. "He willingly gave his name and address," Seymour said. "I told him I would be sending that gift card."

    But that wasn't quick enough to suit the man. He wanted the gift card in time for Christmas. So the investigators set up a meeting for that evening.

    Seymour said he waited only a few minutes in a business parking lot before suspect Jason Mark Harms arrived on foot, identified himself as the gift card recipient and was arrested.

    Seymour said Harms' first words were, "You can't prove it."

    But General Sessions Judge Charles Cerny found the evidence strong enough Wednesday to send 15 felony counts of making false reports against Harms to a Knox County grand jury.

    Harms, 29, told authorities he thought he was doing taxpayers a favor by drawing otherwise lazy firefighters out of their cozy fire halls, according to court papers.

    © 2006 The Associated Press.
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    One word...MUTT!!!
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    • #3
      haha, thats awesome.
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      • #4
        Whatta Mutt!
        ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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        • #5
          Reminds me of the episode of COPS where they called wanted felons & told them they won a big screen TV...these guys jumped at the chance & gave up where they were & said they'd be there to accept the delivery. Then as they arrived at the door, they told them the truth..."Well um Vernon, you see...actually you didn't win a TV, we have a warrant for your arrest"...

          The classic was the guy who as he's being handcuffed says "so, does this mean I'sa don't gets the tee-vee???" ...

          With all the modern medicine, there's still no cure for stupidity..

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Firescueguy View Post
            With all the modern medicine, there's still no cure for stupidity..
            well of course there is, but us firefighters/parametics dont want to release it.....we'd be out of jobs!!!
            First in, Last out, nobody left behind.....

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            • #7
              very nice...

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              • #8
                lol.... What a joke!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MalahatTwo7;
                  Harms, 29, told authorities he thought he was doing taxpayers a favor by drawing otherwise lazy firefighters out of their cozy fire halls, according to court papers.

                  © 2006 The Associated Press.[/B
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                  This genius must not have thought about all the $$ in fuel and manpower it cost to send the crews to these calls. Hats off to the Knoxville F.D!!!

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                  • #10
                    As several other posters have mentioned ..... MUTT!

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                    • #11
                      I am safe in knowing I won't be having to book any trips to Sweden to watch this guy pick up any prizes.
                      They told me if I voted for Hillary Clinton the president would be emotional, impulsive, and unpredictable. They were right. I voted for Hillary Clinton and got a president that is emotional, impulsive, and unpredictable.

                      I'm not saying you're stupid. I'm saying you have bad luck when it comes to thinking.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by res54cuecaptain View Post
                        well of course there is, but us firefighters/parametics dont want to release it.....we'd be out of jobs!!!
                        True, very true...I just said that to a junior man about 2 weeks ago..."if stupid people didn't exist, emergency services would not be needed"...LOL..

                        Stay Safe...

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                        • #13


                          I LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER.
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                          • #14
                            Actually............

                            Originally posted by scfire86 View Post
                            I am safe in knowing I won't be having to book any trips to Sweden to watch this guy pick up any prizes.
                            THAT Sir, was funny.

                            BTW, What would Prof. Nobel think of some of todays geniuses??
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