Woman Accused Of Making Over 24,000 Bogus 911 Calls Over Past Few Months

Yogita Persaud allegedly made 200 calls to 911 on the day of her arrest alone.

Bronx, NY – A New York woman accused of making over 24,000 bogus 911 calls in recent months has been arrested.

Yogita Persaud, 38, called 911 at approximately 2 p.m. on Nov. 8 to report that there was smoke and flames billowing from the basement of a building near her East 234th Street home, the New York Daily News reported.

Multiple fire and police units raced to the scene, only to learn that the report was completely bogus, according to WNBC.

Persaud was arrested on charges of aggravated harassment, obstructing governmental administration, making a false emergency report, and making a false fire report.

But as investigators delved into Persaud’s history of calls to the 911 center, they found an alarming pattern.

On the day of her arrest alone, she allegedly placed a whopping 200 bogus emergency calls, WNBC reported.

The Communications Division compiles a list of chronic callers each week, and investigators noted that Persaud’s phone number always appeared at the top of that list, according to the New York Daily News.

It was a pattern the 911 center had already recognized.

“The number kept coming up for having high call volumes, so much so that most of the 911 call takers on the floor would recognize the number when it was made,” New York Police Department (NYPD) Lieutenant John D’Amico told the New York Daily News. "They all knew the call coming in was going to be fake, but they had to be professional and take the call."

Many of the calls Persaud has been accused of making involved robberies in progress, fires, and other police emergencies.

“Sometimes she would just curse at the dispatcher who was speaking to her,” Lt. D’Amico added.

Beginning in June, Persaud typically made an average of 100 bogus 911 calls every day, police said.

When she called about the fake fire that ultimately led to her arrest, the call taker even reminded her that it was illegal to place a false 911 call, the New York Daily News reported.

Persaud then allegedly flew off into a tirade, and accused police and firefighters of plotting against her.

One day after her arrest, Persaud was released from jail without bond.

“It’s a campaign against me," she told the New York Daily News through the closed door of her home. “They hired a gang member to stalk me. It’s been going on for a very long time, nine years. It’s outrageous.”

Persaud alleged that the NYPD has a “history” of being “corrupt,” according to the paper.

Persaud had not yet been charged in connection with over 24,200 bogus 911 calls she allegedly placed, but the case remains under investigation, WNBC reported.

“It’s very dangerous,” Lt. D’Amico told the New York Daily News. “Not only was it putting call takers at risk, it takes away much-needed assistance to someone having a heart attack.”

Persaud’s next court hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 7, 2020, the New York Post reported.

Comments (19)
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Aramovich
Aramovich

And to make sure she shows up, they'll give he a free cell phone ;-)

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I knew it had to be NY.

How do you make ONE bogus call to 911 and not get arrested?

Let alone thousands!

They need to charge her for each and every one and put her in the slammer for a LONG LONG TIME!

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

As a bonus; this makes me feel a lot better about my own time wasting antics which are about time to myself. This woman in the story is a pathological vacuum....sucking away at time, resources and opportunities for obstructing the public.

sonnyboy1
sonnyboy1

This woman doesn't need jail time, but she does need to be committed to a mental health hospital for an extended period of time. Taking time and resources from real emergencies, she poses a great threat to society with this behavior.

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

Yogita? I’d probably be mentally unstable too if that was my name.

RPG156
RPG156

24000 false calls. 1 arrest. Sounds like gross incompetence. This should have never been allowed to go on for so long. She is quite obviously mentally-challenged. This wasted hundreds of thousands of tax dollars and likely jeopardized lives.

asillyrabbit551
asillyrabbit551

why doesn't this mental aided, YES I SAID MENTAL AIDED, just call deBummo's office instead.

Raymelson
Raymelson

She definitely has problems an needs mental help an jail isn't the answer

Mike bass
Mike bass

Let me guess... ILLEGAL ALIEN

Stanracer
Stanracer

Can you say....nutjob???😝

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

First, how did it take so long for you to arrest her for making bogus 911 calls??? 24,200 calls is excessive!!! The woman is definitely psycho and needs to be Baker acted into a psych ward somewhere. Then, you need to send her the bill for all the wasted man hours in resources from her bogus 911 calls. Maybe the bitch will think twice about dialing 911 aftering getting the bill.