Local Man Charged for Abusing 911 System Could Face More Charges
EDINBURG – A local man charged with a terrorist threat by abusing the 9-1-1 system could face more charges.
Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Jena Pacheco explains 19-year-old Pablo Lopez Jr. may see more charges in the future.
Lopez was arrested Tuesday for making fake emergency calls in November and December.
Authorities say he called on two separate occasions saying an apartment complex was on fire, and later that he allegedly claimed he had four bombs threatening to use them on deputies.
Pacheco says Lopez used an application on his phone that changes numbers to create a false identity.
Lopez is now on a $40,000 bond, a class “A” misdemeanor and a third-degree felony.
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