A man in the U.K. was just recently sentenced to six months in jail for prank calling an emergency service.
999 is the British equivalent of 911 and the government also levies punishment for those that abuse the service. 28-year-old Rhs Pilott has been convicted of prank calling the service and repeatedly burping.
In fact, Pilott has been arrested before for doing the same thing and just keeps doing it. He called 24 times in 45 minutes to burp in October and was arrested for causing a public nuisance.
He was just sentenced to six months in jail.