Con Ed worker accused of reporting false gas leak

July 8, 2012 7:36:29 AM PDT
A Con Edison worker is under arrest, accused of making a false report about a gas leak.

Yonkers police say 41-year-old Loriann Eriksen called Con Ed's gas emergency line to report a gas leak at a home on Hawthorne Avenue at 9:47 a.m. Friday.

Con Ed responded and determined there was no leak.

Eriksen is charged with falsely reporting an incident, which is a felony.

No word why she allegedly placed the bogus call.

Eriksen is due to appear in court on the charges Monday.

WAKE UP WITH EYEWITNESS NEWS! Click here to download the WABC Eyewitness News Alarm Clock app from iTunes. or search WABC or 7online in the app store.

Get Eyewitness News Delivered

Facebook | Twitter | Newsletters | Text Alerts