Former mayoral candidate, his family arrested for alleged bogus 911 calls

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PITTSBURGH —

A former mayoral candidate, his wife and children have been arrested for allegedly making bogus 911 calls.

A.J. Richardson and Felicia Richardson were taken to the Allegheny County Jail Friday.

Pittsburgh police said 120 calls from the Richardsons' Sheridan home or a cellphone at the home have come into the Emergency Operations Center.

Police said it has cost them more than $10,000 investigating and responding to the calls.

The Richardsons' sons were taken to a detention center Friday.

“They’re always together as a family and trying to make our community better,” said a neighbor.

The Richardsons have told Channel 11 that they believe they are being framed.