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Man calls EMS 50 times with false reports

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LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Lebanon man was charged after police say he called emergency services over 50 times with false reports of medical issues.

On Saturday at around 5:30 p.m. officers responded to the 800 block of Crowell Street to assist EMS with a man who said he was having trouble breathing.

At first the victim, 67-year-old William Trostle, refused to answer the door and told police he didn't have a medical issue before recanting and being transported to the Good Samaritan ER.

Upon arrival Trostle asked for a sandwich and a room with a TV. When this was not provided he told officials that he had no medical issue and refused treatment.

He was then asked to leave the hospital, but he refused.

Police say there have been over 50 documented emergency transports involving Trostle over the past several months. After each of these transports he was deemed unnecessary for treatment.

Authorities have charged Trostle false alarms to an agency of public safety, disorderly conduct and defiant trespass.

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