SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A man who called 911 more than 100 times in one month says he’s not going to stop until his concerns are heard by the federal government.
Jimmy Shao keeps a log book of every 911 call he’s made. So many that he boasts he’s probably set a world record.
He doesn’t believe he’s wasting the time of emergency responders because he has an emergency of his own: Shao believes he’s being watched by shadowy government authorities.
He claims to believe his body is controlled by satellites.
“My brain, I can feel it starting. I’m blasted by the signals, every couple of minutes,” he said. “I yell and I scream, ‘Stop it, I don’t need this,’ but they never listen.”
Sacramento Police say he’s ignored warnings to stop calling over and over, so they arrested him for 911 abuse.
“That this person made over 100 calls over a month’s time—60 of them came into Sac PD dispatch—that is alarming,” said officer Michele Gigante.
Every 911 call made inside Sacramento city limits is answered by the CHP. Many are then transferred to the Sacramento Police communications center. Dispatchers take time to evaluate every call, even the ones that don’t make any sense.
“We know he’s tying up resources that are desperately needed by other citizens in our community,” said Jena Swafford with the police department.
Fresh out of jail, Shao promises he isn’t done dialing 911, “until Congress starts an investigation.”
Police say if he does continue to call he will be arrested again. They also say they may look for some counseling to get him some help.