After making hundreds of hoax phone calls to the emergency services number (on one occasion, he dialed 999 50 times in an hour) a 24 year old Brit has been banned from buying a phone for five years.

Not only is he banned from buying a phone, he's also been slapped with an ASBO (an anti-social behavior order) which restricts him from even holding a SIM card, lest he slip it in an unsuspecting friend's phone and dials the emergency services line again. I hope I'm not giving anyone ideas, here. [The Telegraph]

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