Man warned by state police to stop making prank calls to their station. Man responds by immediately prank calling them 30 times in a row.

A Greenville man found out the hard way Tuesday it’s not a good idea to mess around with the state police.

State police said they warned James J. Babcock, 39, to back off or be arrested after he allegedly placed 10 rapid-fire prank phone calls to the emergency line of the state police barracks in Middletown Tuesday.

Babcock apparently didn’t get the message. Police said he immediately placed 30 more prank calls to the station after the warning.

And got arrested.

Babcock was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment, a misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a violation. He was released to appear in court at a later date.

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