Fenton woman Yasmin Adams made malicious 999 calls- out of boredom
UNEMPLOYED Yasmin Adams bombarded police with more than 100 malicious 999 calls – because she was bored.
The 21-year-old, below, repeatedly threatened and abused call takers and police over just six days last month.
During the calls, Adams threatened to 'smash up' police vehicles and use pepper spray on officers.
Staffordshire Police arrested Adams after tracing the calls to her Fenton home.
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Magistrate Kath Reader said: "Just because you are bored is absolutely no excuse to be putting people's lives at risk.
"If you do anything similar to this in future then the court's patience is going to run out and you will go to prison.
"Nobody can be allowed to behave this way and get away with it.
"If anything was to happen to someone else as a result of that it would be catastrophic as far as you are concerned."
A police spokesman said: "All 999 calls are automatically recorded and can be used in evidence against someone committing a crime.
"Malicious calls to police won't be tolerated. They can cause distress for our staff and prevent them from dealing with genuine emergency calls."
Adams, of Newmount Road, admitted persistently making use of a public communication network to cause annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety when she appeared at North Staffordshire Magistrates' Court.
Jenny Eccleston, prosecuting, said: "Officers searched Adams's home and located a Blackberry mobile phone and three SIM cards.
"She was arrested and asked why she did it. She said: 'I was bored'.
"Adams could give no valid reason for calling the emergency services except, on one occasion, she had drunk a bottle of Lambrini which made her feel drunk."
Gary Corbett, mitigating, said his client was prone to seek attention when stressed.
He said: "Miss Adams is at a loss as to why she decided to call the police on so many occasions. She's extremely apologetic."
Adams was sentenced to a 24-month community order with a supervision requirement, and ordered to pay £85 costs.