Multiple false reports of gunfire land North Platte man in hot water

A North Platte man is in trouble with the law after allegedly making several false claims to the 9-1-1 call center.

Between December 18th and December 22nd, Mike Smith placed several calls to the 9-1-1 center reporting gunfire in the area of 1400 Rodeo Road, according to police. On at least one occasion, Smith claimed someone shot his cat. However, police discovered no evidence to back up any of the claims, and Smith did not answer return phone calls and left his residence to avoid being contacted by officers, according to a police spokesman.

Smith's calls led to at least eight case investigations, police said. He was cited on December 22nd with obstruction of government operations and false reporting, both misdemeanors.

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