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Guelph man charged for 911 calls over paperwork help

Was warned previously not to call 911 for help filling out court documents

A Guelph man faces a criminal mischief charge after repeatedly calling 911 for help completing paperwork.

Police say that on Feb. 2, the man attended the Superior Court of Justice to obtain help completing family court documents. After staff advised they are not permitted to provide legal assistance or help completing the documents, he called 911. A special constable working at the courthouse spoke to the man and cautioned him about misuse of 911.

On Wednesday, the man attended the same office and was again told staff could not assist. He told another special constable he was going to call 911 for help with the paperwork and was told if he did so he would be charged with mischief.

Immediately after receiving this warning, the man called 911.

A 45-year-old man is charged with mischief. He will appear in court March 26.