Woman Arrested, Accused Of Hoax Tulsa Water Rescue Call

Wednesday, May 29th 2019, 2:31 pm
By: News On 6

Fire crews were called to the scene of a possible water rescue Wednesday afternoon in south Tulsa.

Crews were called to an area behind the Riverchase Apartments, located near 81st Street and Riverside Drive. Officers say Heather Jeffries called in saying she saw someone holding onto a branch in the river.

After crews investigated for some time, they concluded it was likely a hoax call.

Tulsa Police says when investigators caught up with Jeffries, she changed her story several times, at one point even admitting to lying. Heather Jeffries was arrested on suspicion of making a false call. 

The Tulsa Mayor had tough words for Jeffries.

"To have someone perpetrate a hoax that had our first responders out on boats in floodwaters, was just absolutely disgraceful and I'm glad that she was arrested," said Mayor GT Bynum.

Jeffries faces charges of obstructing police and making a false report. 

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