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Victorville woman arrested for using 911 to have an elderly man removed

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — A 54-year-old Victorville woman was arrested for abusing the 911 system after she made a false report of an elderly man in her care not breathing, officials said.

It happened at about 12:35 pm, on Monday, November 26, 2018, in the 15700 block of Cottonwood Street in Victorville.

Victorville Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez said, the suspect, Flora Barajas called 911 to report the 70-year-old male she takes care of in her home was not breathing.

Multiple deputies from the Victorville Police Department, San Bernardino County fire personnel, and American Medical Response (AMR) personnel responded to the home.

“Upon arrival, they found the man to be awake and breathing in his bed. Barajas no longer wished to care for the man and admitted to making the false report so that first responder would take the man elsewhere,” stated Rodriguez.

Barajas was booked into the West Valley Detention Center and charged with PC148.3(A) False Report of an Emergency and PC853.6(I)(8) Refusing to Sign a Notice to Appear. Her bail is set at $10,000 and is scheduled for arraingment in a Victorville courtroom on November 28, 2018.

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