The Wake County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Raleigh man yesterday for allegedly placing a fake 911 call, which is not his first time being charged with this crime.
Deputies have charged Christian Desgroux with misuse of 911. He was also served on an unrelated probation violation warrant.
Around 8 a.m., Wake County dispatchers received a call about a possible unconscious, injured person inside a car on Old Creedmoor Road. When deputies arrived on-scene they found the car, but no one inside. A welfare check was conducted on the owner of the vehicle and it was determined that the owner was okay and not responsible for the 911 call.
Deputies said they later discovered that the call was placed from a car not far from the original response location. The individual in the car was identified as Desgroux, although he reportedly denied placing the 911 call.
Desgroux is not a stranger to making false calls and mischief. Last year, he was sentenced to federal prison for claiming that he was a federal agent and involved in a shootout with illegal immigrants on Glenwood Avenue. In 2017, Mr. Desgroux caused a commotion at SAS Institute when he landed a helicopter on the campus.
Desgroux was booked into the Wake County Detention Center.