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Michigan woman sends PFD on wild goose chase

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Porter firefighters conducted a two-hour search on Sunday of Indiana Dunes State Park for a suicidal woman who was, in fact, safe and sound and gaming the system at her home in Michigan.

Fire Chief Lewis Craig told the Chesterton Tribune today that, at 9:53 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to Dunes State Park in response to a report of a woman with “two miniature Dobermans” threatening suicide in her car at the state park.

“We called out everyone,” Craig said, then proceeded to check every car in every parking lot at Dunes State Park, walk every trail, and talk to every person who may have seen the woman.

When their efforts at the state park turned up nothing, Craig said, the PFD began checking parking lots at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, starting at the west end at Long Lake and West Beach and moving east.

Again, firefighters found nothing.

Eventually, responders had the woman’s cell phone pinged and it returned to a residence--the womans own residence--just outside Detroit, where she proved simply to be drunk, Craig said.

Craig added that he subsequently learned the woman has done this sort of thing before.

The PFD cleared the scene at 11:49 a.m.


Posted 8/11/2014