Faulty Wiring Calls 9-11 on Lubbock Couple

One Lubbock couple was a little confused when they woke up to find police at their door this morning and they say they never dialed 9-11.
By Joshua Cole Little

LUBBOCK, TX---One Lubbock couple was a little confused when they woke up to find police at their door this morning and they say they never dialed 9-11. 

Liller McGuire and Vernon Rose have only been in thier apartment a few month but when they came home from church on sunday, they were shocked to find Lubbock Police. 

"Well beginnning this month in January, officers started coming out here to this address... 911 has been getting calls," said McGuire.   

Police began showing up saying they received calls from the apartment-- 4 separate times. 

"The when we look up, we got another officer coming in yesterday at 6 oclock  said he got a 911 call... So we unpllugged everything. This morning 645 we had another officer come out we told him there's nothing connected," she said.  

The problem, faulty wiring sending a distress call. 
AT&T finally sent a technician to find and fix the issue.
For McGuire and Rose, their concern is wasting police time and resources. 

"My concern is the 911 is very serious... Officers could be doing anything else other than coming to a bogus call... 
We just want it fixed and repaired so we can continue to live our normal lives without police men knocking on our door," said Rose.  

We spoke with police dispatchers and they say, while this is not a common problem, this kind of case is not unheard of particularly with land line phones. 
Faulty wiring, especially in older buildings has called police before. 
Just as a precaution-- they will still send an officer to make sure everything is ok. 

However, dispatchers say this problem is becoming even rarer as technology is improving with land lines disappearing, being replaced by cell phones.
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