A HOAX caller in Huddersfield wasted valuable police time.
A woman rang a male friend at about 10.30pm last Friday to say she thought his girlfriend was in trouble or injured.
The man then called the police, who spent four fruitless hours searching Huddersfield town centre.
A police spokesman said they got in touch with the person who made the original call. She admitted it was meant to be a joke.
But she didn't laugh when landed with an £80 fine for wasting police time.