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Police catch teenage phone pest

A 14-year-old boy has admitted making thousands of prank calls to emergency services since the beginning of January, saying that he did so because he was bored.

Police in Gmunden received up to 150 calls a night in the past few weeks from the Salzkammergut teenager. The boy did not speak during the phonecalls and the police reported only being able to hear background noise such as a TV.

Police were able to track down the boy even though he had removed the SIM card from the old phone he was using. Emergency calls still leave a trace on the phone, something the teenager hadn't realised when he carried out over 2000 nuisance calls to the police.

He then admitted everything in front of his parents during a police interrogation and is now is being held criminally responsible.

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