Mom in trouble for toddler's 911 calls
PORTLAND, Oregon (KGW) -- An Astoria mother faces big fines because her toddler accidentally dialed 911 a total of 16 times.
Police said if this had been a one-time mistake, they would not have cited Jessica May, but dispatchers said they received seven calls from her phone last Thursday and nine others before that, dating back to January.
May says she was in the bathroom when her 1-year-old daughter Ayla found her phone and started playing with it.
"It was an honest mistake," May said.
Her phone was in the "locked" mode at the time, May said, but it's still possible to dial emergency numbers without unlocking it.
Would never happen here. We answer 911 hang up calls with nothing but static on the line and calls from empty lots, with no structure or phone lines all the time.
After the sixth call, an officer gave May a warning, but when it happened again, she was cited for abusing 911.