Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-071

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 14, 2013
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    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247/8060

    Man Called 911 Over 1,200 Times In 2013

    Deputies arrested suspect.
    • Wednesday
    • February 13, 2013
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 2602 Tampa East Boulevard
    • Tampa, Florida

    Arrested:


    Jason Michael Honaker
    DOB: 08/19/74
    5131 Raines Lane
    Tampa, FL

    Charges:

    • 7 Felony Counts of False 911 Calls

    Details:

    Since December 31, 2012 to present, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has received more than 1,200 emergency (911) calls from an unregistered cellular phone, meaning it did not have a working phone number nor was it associated with a cellular phone company. However, it was still able to connect with 911, as required by law. Each time a 911 call was placed from this phone, the GPS indicated it was in the area of Tampa East Boulevard and Massaro Boulevard. At times the caller would ramble on and other times he wouldn't speak at all. Patrol deputies, K-9 deputies and Air Service responded to this area several times in search of an emergency and were unable to locate the caller. The cost of services made these false 911 calls a felony.

    Undercover deputies conducted surveillance in this area in an attempt to locate the person making the false 911 calls. On February 13th, 2013, deputies were able to locate and arrest the person responsible for these calls, Jason Michael Honaker. The deputies also recovered the cellular phone used to make the calls. Additionally, Honaker confessed to making many of the calls. Honaker was located and arrested at 2602 Tampa East Boulevard.

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