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Video: Deltona Woman Charged With Misuse Of 911 After False Report Of Child Drowning

Date Added: June 15, 2023 6:05 pm

Andrew Gant
Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations


A Deltona woman is charged with misuse of 911 after she made a false report of a child drowning, prompting an emergency response that led to a serious traffic crash in which two deputies were injured.

Fabiola Robles, 47 (DOB 1/7/1976) of Ring Street in Deltona, called 911 around 4:30 p.m. on June 8 and reported “My next-door neighbor’s kid is drowning right now.” She repeated the claim as a 911 dispatcher confirmed location and other information.

While en route, a patrol vehicle traveling with lights and sirens active through the intersection of Providence and Fort Smith boulevards was struck by a vehicle in a T-bone crash. Both deputies in the car were ultimately transported to a hospital for evaluation and treatment of their injuries.

Upon arrival on scene, other deputies and members of the Deltona Fire Department quickly determined no child was actually drowning. At the house where the drowning was alleged to have happened, the neighbor told deputies that Robles had been complaining all day about the noise his children were making in the back yard. There was no pool or other body of water there, only an inflatable water slide.

When asked if she ever actually saw a child drowning, Robles said she didn’t. The call type was then changed from a drowning to a noise complaint.

In addition to the 3 deputies and 3 Deltona Fire units who responded to the false drowning call, multiple deputies, Deltona Fire, Volusia County EMS and Florida Highway Patrol units responded to the scene of the traffic crash.

Robles was arrested Wednesday and booked at the Volusia County Branch Jail, where she later posted $5,000 bond.

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