Man Who Called 911 To Complain About Broken iPhone Pleads Guilty To Criminal Charge
The Illinois man who repeatedly dialed 911 to complain about his malfunctioning iPhone has pleaded guilty to a criminal charge stemming from those ill-advised calls to police emergency operators.
Michael Alan Skopec, 48, was arrested last November after he called cops five times to pose questions like “Why is my iPhone not working?” and “Why can’t I dial the numbers I used to be able to dial?”
During the 911 calls--which can be listened to here--Skopec got surly when an operator asked if he had an emergency. “Yes, I do. My emergency is my fucking phone don’t work.” When the operator asked for his address, Skopec replied, “One oh blah blah blah blah blah blah. Okay, you understand that?”
After Kendall County Sheriff’s Office investigators traced the 911 calls to Skopec, he was confronted by deputies at his home. After scuffling with officers, Skopec--who had been drinking--was collared for obstructing or resisting a peace officer, a misdemeanor.
Skopec, seen in the above mug shots, pleaded guilty Friday to the obstruction count and was sentenced to 12 months probation. A Circuit Court judge also ordered him to pay fines and restitution totaling $775 (a portion of which will go to the county’s emergency call center).