ST. PETERSBURG, FL — A woman faces charges after making more than 11,000 harassing phone calls to law enforcement since the start of the year, according to arrest records from St. Petersburg police.
Carla Jefferson, 51, was arrested Aug. 8 — the second time this summer — and charged with making harassing phone calls, according to her most recent arrest affidavit.
During a 24-hour period on July 2 and 3, she called the St. Petersburg Police Department’s emergency communication center 512 times and also called the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office communications center twice, police said.
“The defendant continuously calls and harasses, belittles, swears at, argues with, and demands officers come arrest her,” the affidavit said. “Upon arrival of officers to her residence, she retreats inside, refuses to answer the door, and has in the past given officers the middle finger and screams at them through windows.”
Jefferson was also arrested June 30 and charged with making harassing phone calls and misuse of wireless 911 system, according to SPPD.
That day, she called 911 and when officers went to her home, she yelled obscenities at them and told them to get off her property, arrest records show.
In May, police sent Jefferson a certified letter telling her that the department’s “non-emergency number was only for legitimate police services and that future abuse of the number would result in criminal enforcement action against her,” the affidavit said. She received and signed for the letter.