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'Your daughter has been hit by a truck': Fake cop who posed as an emergency worker and told mothers their children had died in series of vile phone hoaxes will be out of jail …

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  • Phillip Zillner posed as emergency on the phone to traumatise his victims
  • He would call them and tell them a family member had been killed
  • Court heard he would call them later on the same days and continue his stalking
  • He will out of jail in three months after serving 14 months on remand

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A fake cop who posed as an emergency worker to tell mothers their children were dead will be a free man in just three months.

South Australian Phillip Anton Zillner stalked women on social media before contacting them to say their children had been hit by a truck.

‘I’m Paul Simpson from Emergency Services, your daughter has been hit by a truck and I’m sorry she has passed away,’ he said in one of the calls, Nine News[2] reported.

Deranged South Australian Phillip Anton Zillner stalked women on social media before contacting them to say their children had been hit by a truck

‘Your daughter has been hit by a truck out front of the school,’ he said in another call.

The court heard that Zillner contacted the women again later that night to compound the emotional distress he had caused, the Herald Sun[3] reported.

He asked one of the victims if he could ‘f*** her’ and ‘give another kid’.

During sentencing Judge Michael McInerney said Zillner’s actions were ‘bizarre’, ‘outrageous’ and ‘heinous’.

The court also heard that a doctor once described Zillner as a ‘resentful stalker’ who acts upon impulse after years of ‘isolation’ and ‘rejection’.

Zillner pleaded guilty in February to charges including three counts of recklessly causing injury, stalking and harass to cause offence.

Following his sentencing, the 37-year-old, who is autistic and suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome, told the court he is ‘sorry for what he’s done’.

He will be behind bars for another 90 days after already serving 14 months on remand.

More to come.

'Your daughter has been hit by a truck': Fake cop who posed as an emergency worker and told mothers their children had died in series of vile phone hoaxes will be out of jail ...

‘I’m Paul Simpson from Emergency Services, your daughter has been hit by a truck and I’m sorry she has passed away,’ Zillner said in one of the calls

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References

  1. ^ e-mail (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Nine News (www.9news.com.au)
  3. ^ Herald Sun (www.heraldsun.com.au)



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