Robert Cuchna of Boynton Beach arrested on three counts of false 911 calls, police say

Calls made out of boredom, police say

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - The Boynton Beach Police Department arrested 18-year-old Robery Cuchna after making false 911 calls exceeding $100 in service because he was bored and didn't like his neighbors, police said.

According to police, on July 28 dispatch received a 911 call claiming there was a naked man with a gun in the Tara Lakes Development at the 1300 block of S. Congress Avenue. Officers later determined the call to be unfounded.

Dispatch told police the call came from a 911 only cell phone.

Five days later, two 911 hang up calls came from the same cell phone number which police also believe to be the same number that called in false tips to Crime Stoppers.

On August 5, eight officers responded to a 911 call stating there was a shooting in the 2200 block of Woolbright Road, but police didn't find anything and called off the response after 10 minutes.

About 20 minutes later, police said another 911 call was received from the same number which stated that there was a bomb in a Dumpster on Congress Avenue which was going to detonate within the hour.

Dispatch was able to track the GPS on the caller's cell phone to the property surrounding 21 Peachtree Place in Boynton Beach in the Tara Lakes Development.

Police eventually confronted Cuchna about the false calls and asked him to come to the station for an interview where he admitted to making the calls because he was bored and didn't like his neighbors, according to a police report.

Police estimated that each of the three response calls costs the police department more $100.

Cuchna was arrested on three counts of false 911 calls exceeding $100 in service.

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