DA: EMT made false 911 call to avoid going to Brooklyn

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NEW YORK — A New York City emergency medical technician has been arrested after authorities said he made a false 911 call in order to avoid being sent to another borough.

Queens prosecutors say 27-year-old William Medina was charged Friday night with falsely reporting an incident and other charges.

Authorities say Medina dropped off a patient in Queens around 3 p.m. on Aug. 19 when he was told to respond to a report of a person with a high fever in Brooklyn.

Prosecutors allege Medina exited the ambulance, went to a payphone and called 911 reporting a man wasn’t breathing at a nearby intersection.

Court papers say Medina told police he made the call because he wanted to stay in Queens.

His attorney says Medina has never been arrested before and denies the allegations.