A Torrance man pleaded no contest Wednesday to a felony charge stemming from a series of fake 911 calls, including lies about domestic violence murders and double shootings.
Michael Randy Sumolang, 28, was immediately sentenced to 180 days in county jail and three years probation after his plea to conspiracy to commit the crime of false report of an emergency, according to Ricardo Santiago of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
A bench warrant was issued for co-defendant Corey Ennis Jackson, 29, of Gardena, after he failed to appear in court, according to Santiago.
Prosecutors alleged earlier this year that Sumolang and Jackson called 911 at least nine times to report fake crimes ranging from a domestic violence murder to a double shooting in Gardena. The calls were made between July 1 and Feb. 21.
In a 911 call on Feb. 21, Sumolang allegedly claimed to be suicidal with a gun in his mouth and threatened to crash into a California Highway Patrol vehicle, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
–City News Service