Two brothers were taken into police custody in New Canaan after making a fake call to the Suicide Prevention Hotline because they “thought it would make a good prank.”
Officers from the New Canaan Police Department were dispatched to a Logan Road home shortly after 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, after receiving a call from the Plainfield Police Department regarding a potentially suicidal person.
Police received a call from the Suicide Prevention Hotline in Plainfield about a phone call they received where two people could be heard screaming on the line, before the call abruptly ended.
According to police, upon arrival at the home, they met with Dean and Alex Tarchoun. Alex said that he placed the call to the Suicide Prevention Hotline and “began screaming during the call because he thought it would make a good prank.” Dean also stated that he also screamed from the background as the call was placed.
Police took Alex, 25, and Dean, 22, into custody and they were charged with disorderly contact and reporting a false incident. They are currently being held in lieu of $5,000 bond and are scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 27.
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