Simon Beynon, 45, of Pond Close, Overton, appeared at Winchester Crown Court on Wednesday August 31 and was sentenced to 16 months in prison.
It comes after Beynon was found guilty of making dozens of nuisance phone calls on the night of Saturday, October 23, 2021.
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At 9:36 p.m., Beynon made his first call to police dispatch on his cell phone and did so intermittently until the next morning – a total of 45 times.
Each time, Beynon did not speak to the callers, but only muffled sounds were seen and he ignored their communication.
By 10:06 p.m., he had already called 21 times, and during this call, television could be heard in the background.
By calling 999 without a genuine emergency, Beynon breached a two-year criminal behavior order from May after being convicted in April of the same offence.
Helper Anna Skelton, senior delivery manager, said: “Our staff do serious work, often dealing with people at their hardest times, so to be treated with such a lack of respect is appalling.
“We have been dealing with an extremely high number of calls from the public in recent weeks, so this is a timely reminder to only dial 999 in an emergency. I hope this sentence sends a strong message that making prank calls to 999 is a serious offense that can lead to imprisonment.’