ENGLAND — A retiree made hundreds of expletive laden 999 calls demanding pasties and lifts to bingo.
Lena Taylor was convicted of making nuisance calls to the emergency services in July, and received a two-year conditional discharge.
The 90-year-old was back in court last month having made another 420 calls to the emergency services between July 14 and August 30, Chronicle Live reports.
But the determined OAP, of Wallsend, Tyneside made her hat trick of appearances in the dock this week following a further nine abusive phone calls.
Taylor walked free from North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to a malicious communications offence.
Lee Poppett, prosecuting, said: “Mrs Taylor was abusive during the course of those telephone calls using foul and abusive language and not in fact reporting any emergency incident.”
The court heard that between July 14 and August 30, Taylor had been a great strain on resources and had an ambulance sent to her house on four occasions.
Taylor was taken to hospital on one occasion but the other three times she did not need hospital treatment.
During one call on July 22, she rang saying “I’ve done my dinner, I need someone to take me to bingo to keep me calm. Stop f****** messing around with me. I’m not going to sit in this house all day.”
A few days later she demanded an ambulance and said: “I want them here now. Bring me a cup of tea and a pasty. Hurry up I’m starving.”
And in yet another call she said: “My pasty’s f****** fell on the floor you stupid c***s, get the ambulance out now.”
But despite her repeated appearances before the court, it was revealed Taylor has continued to make abusive phone calls in the last few days.
The court heard that Taylor has made 79 calls to the emergency services in the last three days.
Mark Harrison, defending, said: “She has almost this compulsion to ring the emergency services.
“She doesn’t wake up in the morning wondering who to abuse next.
“The plan is to occupy her time, the plan is to alleviate her loneliness, the plan is to put her in touch with others who can provide help and support.”
Taylor was handed a 12 month community order and ordered her to pay £85 court costs and an £85 victim surcharge.