Police said a Long Island man upset about a speeding ticket tried to get even with a state trooper by making a prank phone call to his mother. Authorities said Lawrence Demaio, of Carle Place, called the woman about a month after the ticket was issued and told her her son had been badly hurt in a car accident.
Police didn't think it was funny. They used phone records to trace the call to Demaio's cell phone.
The 54-year-old was arrested Thursday and charged with second-degree aggravated harassment.
The phone at Demaio's home rang unanswered Saturday.