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Untraceable Cell Phone Terrorizes Iowa 911 Center

Untraceable Cell Phone Terrorizes Iowa 911 CenterOperators at the Black Hawk County Consolidated Communications Center in Iowa are starting to freak out, as a cell phone has been repeatedly calling in to the center's 911 emergency help line. Almost 400 times last week the phone called in, with no one on the other side. Attempts to call the phone back have been fruitless.

After some investigating they found that the phone number had been deactivated and is not currently associated with any cell phone carrier. Cell phones, even after being disconnected, can still place emergency calls, as required by law.

Investigators haven't thrown in the towel yet, but they are throwing up their hands. "We are pretty helpless," said Judy Flores, a supervisor at the center. We're just wondering if this is another mother passing off her old cell phone on her gadget-obsessed child.

From CNN

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