Chazeray Johnson traded one cell for another.
Suffolk County police accused him of making a false report about gunshots Tuesday night in an attempt to get out of tickets they were issuing him.
Suffolk police said First Precinct Officers William Madden and Edward Angelo saw Johnson of Wyandanch spitting and smoking and holding an open container of alcohol while standing near pumps at a gas station on Straight Path in Wyandanch. After he got into the car as a passenger, police stopped the car as it began to drive away.
As the officers wrote hi several summons, they received a call about gunshots being fired nearby. And they saw that Johnson was on his cellphone. They checked their computer for the number of the complainant, and called it. Johnson’s phone rang. He then admitted that he had made the call to try to send the police away, they said.
Johnson, 23, was arrested and charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident and issued numerous other summonses.
He is being held at the First Precinct and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip.