Cops want their money back in 911 hoax response

The man charged with making a fake 911 call to police in McDonough County could end up paying officers' overtime.

Alvin Montgomery, 25, is charged with felony disorderly conduct in the March 6 incident.

Investigators said Montgomery's phone was used to make a fake call to police from the home at 509 W. Murray St.

During the phone call, a woman is heard telling a dispatcher that a man with a gun is in the home. The man can be heard in the background.

Police and law enforcement from numerous agencies surrounded the home for five hours.

The Macomb Police Department, Illinois State Police, Western Illinois University's Office of Public Safety and the McDonough County Sheriff's Office racked up more than $12,000 in overtime costs, Assistant State's Attorney Justin Bougher said.

Montgomery has three outstanding battery and disorderly conduct charges.

He remains lodged in the McDonough County Jail.