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Cape Coral man calls 911 fifteen times with no emergency

Abuse of 911 system Lee County
Posted at 4:09 PM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 16:09:13-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Cape Coral Police responded to SE 16th Place due to a request for an officer.

Joseph Rullo, 32, had called the 911 emergency line 15 times within a 24 hour period.

Officers responded to each call and found no emergency.

On the last call made to 911, Officers were approaching the residence and heard Rullo make a threat against using a handgun against our officers.

Officers backed away from the residence for their security and began using a vehicle’s PA system to communicate with Rullo.

Rullo eventually exited his residence and was arrested for: Abuse of 911 and Intimidation by Threat of Death or Serious Bodily Harm.

Rullo was taken to the Lee County Jail.