Burbank police were dispatched to a home in the 7500 block of South Mason Avenue on Nov. 30 at 11:10 p.m. in response to a call of a home invasion. The caller told police that residents were being held hostage by three men with guns.
According to Burbank Division Chief Mike Dudlo, responding officers determined all residents of the home were safe and found no evidence of a crime.
Police later established the 911 call originated from a neighboring residence. “Upon investigation, it was learned a person within this residence made the false calls to police,” Dudlo said.
Burbank police say the man who made the bogus call was Mohammad Abid, 19 of 7500 block of S. Mason Avenue.
Dudlo said, "[Abid] fabricated the entire story but did not give a clear reason for doing so."
Abid was charged with felony disorderly conduct. He appeared Wednesday at the Cook County courthouse in Bridgeview where a judge set bail at $75,000.
Burbank police responded to a similar incident last July in which the caller claimed that a person had been shot inside a home in the 7700 block of South Parkside Avenue. Police determined that incident to be a hoax as well.