10/27/2011 09:22 am ET | Updated Dec 27, 2011

Rip Alan Swartz 'Ashamed' Of Lewd Prank Phone Calls

Associated Press

CARLISLE, Pa. -- A central Pennsylvania man who made more than 400 lewd prank phone calls in a single day has been sentenced in a second case related to a two-county investigation.

Forty-three-year-old Rip Alan Swartz said he's "ashamed" over the thousands of obscene calls he made over the last five years before a Cumberland County judge sentenced him to probation on Tuesday.

Swartz was arrested a year ago after he repeatedly called a Hooters restaurant. Authorities say Swartz called businesses trying to get woman to talk to him about pantyhose.

Last month Swartz was ordered to spend at least nine months behind bars after pleading guilty to harassment in neighboring Dauphin County.

Swartz told the judge he hopes to complete a treatment program and put the calls behind him.

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