"Bored" Man Reported Fake Crimes to 911: Cops

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    Boynton Beach Police
    Robert Cuchna

    A Boynton Beach man who called authorities to make bogus reports about a naked man with a gun and a bomb in a dumpster had an interesting excuse: He was bored.

    Robert Cuchna, 18, was arrested Thursday on misuse of 911 charges, Boynton Beach Police said. Jail records showed he was being held on $9,000 bond Friday. It was unknown whether he has an attorney.

    Police said Cuchna told officers he was "bored" when he called about the naked man, the bomb, and a shooting that never happened.

    Five officers responded to the naked man call on July 28, police said. Eight officers responded when Cuchna called 911 on Aug. 5 to report a shooting, and another eight officers responded when he called about the bomb a few hours later, police said.

    Detectives believe Cuchna had also called Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers to give false tips on homicide cases and animal complaints.

    "Boynton Beach Police remind that public that making a false call to 911 is not only a crime, but it ties up valuable resources that could and should be deployed for true emergencies," the department said in a statement. "We have zero tolerance for abuse of the 911 system."

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