The practice of “swatting”—making fraudulent 911 calls to police can be annoying at best and dangerous at worst.
As we’ve reported, officers from Park City and Summit County responded earlier this summer to a bogus report of a homicide.
Still, Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez says they have to take all calls seriously, until they can develop further information to determine if a call is fake.
Sheriff Martinez noted that they had a “swat” call last year from White Pine Canyon.
He said the phony calls can bring up a lot of resources.