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Police: Hipster-hater made over 400 false 911 calls

Published On: Aug 21 2014 10:18:54 AM CDT
Updated On: Aug 21 2014 03:39:21 PM CDT
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A resident of the hipster-centric Brooklyn neighborhood was convicted of making false 911 calls to report fights, noise from bars and even an explosion that never actually happened.

Louis Segna, 53, of Williamsburg -- a neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York that has experienced rapid gentrification over the past two decades -- was found guilty of three counts of falsely reporting an incident and faces up to seven years in prison, reports The New York Times.

The verdict stems from various 911 calls he made about made-up events, including saying someone at a bar in a black leather jacket, a black knit hat and dark brown boots had threatened to stab him after he complained that the bar was blaring music.

At other times, Segna reported what seemed like explosions in a subway tunnel and a person in a van with a pistol.

In total, he made 403 911 calls over a two-year period.

When making the calls, he often said he was using borrowed phones and would not give his name.

Segna's attorney stated that Segna lived in a building on Bedford Avenue that had been his mother’s and seemed unhappy with the way the neighborhood had changed.

"He has mentioned the word 'hipsters' to me," the attorney said. "He gave me the impression that they were noisier than the previous population."

Segna is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 5.