SIMI VALLEY ( — Authorities say a Simi Valley man lied to 911 about being shot so that police would respond to him faster.

Police allege Herbert Alvaranga called 911 around 6 p.m. Friday saying he was shot and barricaded inside the bathroom of his home in the 4000 block of Apricot Road.

Officials said Alvaranga hung up the phone before he could be questioned.

Simi Valley Police said they responded to the emergency “with the highest regard for the safety of the public and our mission of preserving life.”

Arriving officers determined Alvaranga had been involved in a marital dispute and lied to 911 to get the police to make his call a priority.

Alvaranga then allegedly admitted he fabricated his story. He was arrested for 148.3(A) PC —  falsely reporting an emergency.

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