A Burlington man is under arrest after calling in a fake gun call to police after his cellphone was stolen.
It happened around 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
Halton police told 680 NEWS the man, believed to be in his 20s, wanted a faster police response to his stolen cellphone report so he decided to make a bogus 911 call.
The man told police someone had been shot on Walkers Line, south of the QEW.
Police swarmed the area searching for a victim and a gunman. The canine unit was even brought in to assist with the search.
When police learned the truth about the fake call, the man was arrested.
He is facing a charge of public mischief and conveying false message.