Las Vegas Sun

May 4, 2015

Currently: 75° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

Man accused of more than 3,600 fake 911 calls to Henderson Police

He could be fined $2,000 for each infraction

Click to enlarge photo

Tuy Thai of Henderson is accused of making fake calls to 911.

A man suspected of calling Henderson 911 more than 3,600 times was arrested Wednesday night and could face steep fines and up to a year in jail.

Tuy Thai, 35, was booked into the Henderson detention center on 59 counts of unlawful use of 911, was held on $59,000 bond and could be fined $2,000 for each infraction, Henderson police said.

Thai was arrested on charges based on calls made Tuesday and Wednesday after detectives watched him make some of the calls, police said. He is suspected of making fake calls for at least a year and had been questioned in the past. Police said he had blamed the calls on friends and cellphone malfunctions.

The Henderson man would call 911 and hang up when the call was answered, police said. He then would ignore return calls.

“When there is an emergency, every second can count, and fake calls can delay getting help to the people who really need it,” Henderson Police Chief Patrick Moers said.

Police said each fake call is categorized as a gross misdemeanor.

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy

Previous Discussion: 7 comments so far…

Comments are moderated by Las Vegas Sun editors. Our goal is not to limit the discussion, but rather to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and contain no abusive language. Comments that are off-topic, vulgar, profane or include personal attacks will be removed. Full comments policy. Additionally, we now display comments from trusted commenters by default. Those wishing to become a trusted commenter need to verify their identity or sign in with Facebook Connect to tie their Facebook account to their Las Vegas Sun account. For more on this change, read our story about how it works and why we did it.

Only trusted comments are displayed on this page. Untrusted comments have expired from this story.

  1. Unless he's using his one phone call to prank call 911 again, I'd say this does fix the problem.

  2. This guy's a dingbat!

  3. Chunky says:

    He apparently got the attention he was seeking and now will hopefully get the punishment he deserves.

    That's what Chunky thinks!

  4. I'm curious to know what this guy does with his time, job, family, friends.....his behavior is beyond peculiar. Perhaps there's some mental issue we're not being made aware of.

  5. Uh oh! Someone is in for a police beat down.

  6. Holy Cow, 3600 phone calls? How in the hell do you make 3,600 calls. I'm curious when exactly he started making the calls. I realize that the story does say at least a year that he has been making the calls, but I'm wondering why it was on the Tuesday, Wednesday calls that created the arrest of this guy.

  7. Please don't give him any phone rights, while in jail.