South Coast Woman Arrested After False 911 Call

Aug 21, 2020

A South Coast resident has been arrested after she made a 911 call falsely claiming a man had been killed, police say.

The woman said that a man had been shot in the head in Santa Barbara's Mesa area, and told police dispatchers that the shooter might still be in the house.

Multiple police officers arrived at the area in an attempt to find the woman and the victim, but they were also responding to a different call.

That second call was about a disturbance in the area caused by a suspect who matched the description of the woman who made the first call.

Eventually, officers found the woman who made the false call, and determined that she was under the influence of drugs.

Police also found a man who matched the description of the alleged shooting victim, but he was unharmed.

The 35-year-old woman was arrested for trespassing and being under the influence of hallucenogenic drugs.