EMT Made False 911 Call to Avoid Going to Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) -

A New York City emergency medical technician was arrested Friday night for making a false 911 call in order to avoid being sent to another borough.

William Medina, 27, dropped off a patient in Queens around 3 p.m. on Aug. 19 when he was told to respond to a report of a person with a high fever in Brooklyn. Instead, prosecutors allege, Medina exited the ambulance, went to a payphone and called 911 reporting a man wasn’t breathing at a nearby intersection.

Court papers say Medina told police he made the call because he wanted to stay in Queens. He denies the allegations.