KATIE COURIC’s late husband keeps trying to call “911” from her never disconnected landline.
A home landline registered to Couric’s late husband Jay Monahan continues to call 911 every Tuesday at 2 a.m. ET, which provokes callbacks from operators, and police officers checking in at her New York home.
Police said at least 10 calls of this nature have been made — all registered to Monahan, who died in 1998 after battling colon cancer — and the emotional situation is clearly taxing Katie who arrived late to her chat show.
“When Katie came out, she apologized and said, ‘I’m very sorry there was a delay,’” according to an eyewitness at her show taping Tuesday, the NY Daily News reported.
A weary Katie then opened up about the bizarre sitch to the studio audience. “It’s happened like three times the last three weeks,” Couric said, according to an eyewitness
“Every day, every time at 2 a.m. on Tuesday morning. I was out of town the last time it happened and apparently it happened before when nobody was home.
“So I called [New York Police Commissioner] Ray Kelly, who I know just through the years seeing at different things. ‘Ray, this is so weird but can you help me? I don’t know what to do.’”
Reportedly, Katie never changed the number after her husband’s death.
The incidents could be a case of “spoofing,” police said, which is involves the hacking devices to take over her phone and dial 911, RadarOnline.com noted.
NYPD said, “The matter is under investigation. We’re trying to determine if it’s a malfunction or not.”