Chicopee police arrested a man Thursday night after he allegedly called 911 to report a false fire and created a disturbance in the middle of the street.
Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News 25-year-old Anthony Tiber has been charged with disorderly conduct and false report to public safety dispatch in connection with the incident.
Wilk said the 911 call for a fire on Shepherd Street came in at 5:25 p.m. When officers and firefighters got there, they were met by a woman who said there was no fire and that her son likes to mess with police.
Tiber was found on Chicopee Street shortly after, in the same area a 911 hang up call had originated. He allegedly walked up to the police cruiser and said “I’m all set” before walking away.
Wilk said officers followed him out of concern for his safety, at which point he allegedly began yelling expletives and walked out into the middle of the road. He was taken into custody after allegedly throwing headphones into traffic.
Tiber was released on $100 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in court Friday morning.