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Topic: Ridiculous 911 Calls
Posted: May 17 2014 at 10:28am
n January 2014, authorities say a New Mexico woman called in a fake report of a gunman near a convenience store to help a friend avoid a traffic ticket over a taillight
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Posted: May 17 2014 at 10:18am
These instances would be laughable if they weren't so
What a waste of valuable time.
Joined: Jan 08 2008
Location: Utopia Planitia
Posted: May 17 2014 at 8:42am
911 caller: Where can I buy some marijuana?
HILLSBORO, Ore. — A man recently called a Washington County 911 dispatcher with an unusual request.
He asked, "Where can I buy some marijuana this morning?"
When the dispatcher asked him if he realized he was calling the police department, he said that was interesting but he had a legitimate question and repeated the request.
(http://bit.ly/1gDIjwf ) the dispatcher told him she had no idea where
he could buy some pot. He thanked her and the call ended.
By the way, the time on May 1 when the man was looking for marijuana "this morning" was at 9:41 at night.
Joined: Jan 08 2008
Location: Utopia Planitia
Posted: May 17 2014 at 8:38am
In May, a woman called 911
because employees at a Subway in Gastonia, North Carolina put marinara
sauce on her flatizza instead of pizza sauce. She was arrested and
charged with misusing the 911 system.
In March, a 7-year-old boy in Utah called 911 claiming that his mom had
thrown a knife at him. When deputies responded to the home, they found e
actually called 911 because his mom wouldn't give him more Oreo cookies
. Officers had a long talk with the child.
In February, a woman was arrested after she called 911 to complain that a "sexy" officer who had been at her home earlier refused to have sex with her
, despite her intoxicated invitations.
Police were dispatched to a residence in Chesnee, S.C. (pop. 868) in February after a 58-year-old woman called 911
stating that she and her 72-year-old husband had been having some "sex
problems" and that he wants her to "hook up with his sisters." The woman
was requesting that the sisters stay away from her residence. A deputy
explained the state's trespass law to the woman and left.
In January 2014, authorities say a New Mexico woman called in a fake report
of a gunman near a convenience store to help a friend avoid a traffic ticket over a taillight.
In January 2014, a Louisiana man called 911
and told dispatchers he "needed a woman." Police did not bring him a
woman, but did bring him to jail -- after he called 911, St. Tammany
Parish Sheriff's Office deputies looked into his criminal history and
found he was a sex offender who hadn't told authorities he had moved.
In January 2014, a 68-year-old grandmother called 911 after her
granddaughter refused to get her a beer, according to Memphis police.
Rosie Pate is accused of dialing 911 and asking for "police assistance
in getting a beer." She was charged with domestic assault and making a non-emergency 911 call.
In December 2013, an Arizona couple called 911 after McDonald's employees forgot to include hash browns with their meal
and, after this was pointed out, refused to give the couple hash browns
or refund their money. The couple ultimately threw the food at the
employees, which resulted in assault charges.
In November 2013, a man called 911 because his neighbors were being
"mean" and refused to drink with him on his birthday. He called 911
again 30 minutes later with the exact same complaint and was arrested.
In November 2013, a Wisconsin man called 911 to ask for assistance in
removing a woman from his bed who was "snoring like a train."
In October 2013, a man was arrested by police in Memphis, Tenn., after
calling 911 when he was overcharged for a beer by a penny at a local
store. The clerk had refused to hand over the penny, so he called 911 --
In October 2013, a woman was arrested by police in Billings, Mont.
because she called 911 to report that she was too drunk to get out of
her vehicle. Her blood-alcohol level was 0.311.
In September 2013, a British man called 999 - UK's equivalent to 911 -
to complain that pieces of cork were floating in his wine, reports ABC
News. The man was drinking at a bar and demanded a full refund from the
staff. When they refused, he called the police to help settle the issue.
The dispatcher did not send an officer to the bar.
In August 2013, a North Carolina man who claimed to have hiked into the
forest seeking out paranormal activity ended up calling 911 when he got
lost in the woods. Sonny Clay Hyatt told police he got separated from
his friends while they were investigating ghosts, but later admitted
that he and his friends actually went into the woods to make
methamphetamine. The suspects got into an argument when the cook failed,
and the other two left separately.
In August 2013, a teenage girl in Oregon called 911, not for an
emergency, but a "massive freaking" spider. The girl told the perplexed
dispatcher that she was home alone with the spider and didn't know what
to do, according to 911 records obtained by Portland TV station KPTV. An
officer did respond to the scene and disposed of it with an
old-fashioned rolled up newspaper, police told KPTV.
Many people unnecessarily call 911 with fast food restaurant complaints.
In July 2013, a Georgia man was arrested and charged with abusing the
emergency 911 emergency services after he called to report that one of
the seven McDoubles he ordered at McDonald's was missing. Lorenzo
Riggins confronted a McDonald's employee, who gave him "attitude" so he
called the police.
In Feb. 2013, An Indiana man tried to order a cheeseburger by calling
911 nine times. 52-year-old Gregory Jackson Sr. has reportedly had past
run-ins with police, and calling 911 nine times in just 90 minutes in an
attempt to order a cheeseburger was yet another brush with the law that
got him arrested.
All Jarvis Sutton wanted was Kool-Aid, some burgers and a little weed.
But in April 2013, he called the wrong folks to get them. According to
police, the 34-year-old St. Petersburg, Fla., man called 911 about 80
times requesting the items, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Sutton
admitted to making the calls and faced a charge of misusing the 911
Mary Strey of Granton, Wisc., got behind the wheel of her car in 2010
after consuming numerous brandy and Cokes at neighborhood bars, but soon
realized she couldn't drive. So she called 911 on herself. "Somebody's
really drunk driving down Granton Road," she reported. "Are you behind
them?" the dispatcher asked. "No," the woman replied, "I am them."
In 2009, Hee Orama, of Clarksville, Tenn., made repeated calls to police
complaining that her significant other would not marry her. Even after
being told that her problem did not qualify as an emergency, she kept
calling, until police arrested her on Nov. 4. Orama had also been taken
into custody the week prior for calling 911 because she couldn't find
An Ohio man called 911 in 2009 after his live-in adult son refused to
clean his messy bedroom. Andrew Mizsak, a 28-year old member of the
Bedord, Ohio school board who lived in his father's basement, was
reportedly "crying uncontrollably" when he promised police he would
clean his room. His father declined to press charges, saying he didn't
want to hurt his son's political career.
A Florida woman called 911 in 2009 saying she was stuck inside her car
with the windows up in a Walgreen's parking lot. Her engine wouldn't
start, and it was getting hot. The 911 operator's advice directed the
woman to unlock the door and pull the door handle. The woman became free
from the car.
candidate John McCain's younger brother Joe called 911 in 2008 after
getting stuck in traffic near Washington's Wilson Bridge. The younger
McCain cursed and hung up on the operator when he was told that this was
not an emergency. McCain later called 911 again, this time to complain
about a message left on his voicemail by the first emergency operator.
2006, Michigan police officer Edward Sanchez called 911 after he had
pocketed some marijuana seized during an arrest, baked it into pot
brownies and fell into a drug-induced fit of panic. "We made brownies,
and I think we're dead. Time is going by really really really really
slow," Sanchez told the dispatcher. Sanchez escaped prosecution by
offering to resign from the force.