Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Funny 911 Calls Top 50 (Bizarre 911 Calls)

If there's an emergency, who you gonna call? 911, of course. But some 911 calls are made by people who forget that the crisis service is not a hot line to make complaints or wacky requests. These offenders face arrest and other penalties for using poor 911 judgment under the influence of drugs, alcohol or powerful emotions.

Picture perfect?

When: July 2012

The call: Tonya Ann Fowler dialed 911 after spotting her unflattering mug shot from an earlier arrest in a publication (which one?).

The consequences: Fowler was charged with misuse of 911 and disorderly conduct. Where was she detained?
A 21st century watchdog?

When: July 2012

The call: Beverly Bradham panicked when she saw a mountain lion on her neighbor’s Laguna Beach porch. The joke was on her though, for the lion was stuffed. Who was the lion supposed to scare?

The consequences: Animal control arrived to find the animal stuffed and Beverly called 911 again to apologize for her mistake. What was the 911 operator’s response?
A big swimmer

When: July 2012

The call: Residents of South Florida called 911 after a 900-pound Yorkshire pig (see photos) fell into a pond and could not get out. What is the pig’s name?

The consequences: Neighbors held the pig’s head above water until firefighters arrived to pull the pig out. How did they get her out?
Foolishly thirsty

When: July 2012

The call: Shannon White called 911 (how many times?) to say her boyfriend wouldn’t give her any more beer.

The consequences: White was warned at first but police in this Illinois town ran out of patience after the various calls and charged her with misuse of 911 as well as disorderly conduct.
A hostage situation

When: July 2012

The call: Eric Chayne Pauley called emergency services claiming he was being held hostage. His call resulted in a search by police (for how long?) in which they found Pauley safe and sound. How many times did he call?

The consequences: Pauley was arrested and taken to jail (in what city?). He was charged with abuse of the 911 system.
Lack of patience

When: July 2012

The call: Numerous members of the Mt. Carmel, Ill., (see map) public called 911 to ask how long a train was going to block a crossing. Why was the train stopped?

The consequences: Police and other emergency services were delayed in their response due to the public’s actions. The Mt. Carmel police chief released a statement expressing his disappointment in the public for their non-emergency calls. What else did he criticize the public for?
Fast food complaint

When: June 2012

The call: Christian Luckett called 911 to complain about the service at a fast food restaurant (which one?). After he was kicked out of the restaurant (why?), Luckett repeatedly called the emergency line to complain about the restaurant manager.

The consequences: Luckett was arrested and charged with one count of disorderly conduct while intoxicated. What was his response to the charge?
Gangster crime?

When: June 2012

The call: 27-year old Luis Perez-Perdago called 911 to say he was being followed by gangsters (from what Central American country?). When police investigated, they found Perez-Perdago’s claims to be false. Where did they find him?

The consequences: Perez-Perdago was arrested and charged with a number of offenses, including misuse of 911, loitering or prowling and this.
Too disconnected

When: June 2012

The call: Kristine Henning (how old is she?) rubbed local police (where?) the wrong way when she made numerous calls to 911 and then hung up.

The consequences: Henning was arrested and charged with misuse of 911 for making the many disconnect calls. Was it her first time making such calls?
Denied entry

When: June 2012

The call: Everett Robert Lages repeatedly called 911 after he was asked to leave a club (which one?) in Murdock, Fla. Not only was he intoxicated but he was also attempting to bring this animal into the club.

The consequences: Lages refused to cooperate with deputies when they arrived at the club and instead, continued to call 911. For this, he was arrested and charged with misusing the 911 system and a number of other offenses
Third time’s a charm

When: June 2012

The call: 28-year old Jonathan Ahnert called 911 after getting pulled over for the third time in one day. What was he pulled over for the first two times? And the third?

The consequences: Ahnert, from Phoenix, was arrested for misuse of 911.
Officer switch

When: June 2012

The call: Tamika Shawntae Williams (how old is she?) called 911 because she wasn’t happy about the particular officer who was sent to her home after an incident. What was the officer there for initially?

The consequences: Williams was charged with misuse of 911 after she used her cellphone to dial the emergency number.
Deli disaster

When: June 2012

The call: Rother McLennon, from a town in this Eastern state, wasn’t happy with his service at the Grateful Deli and, in particular, how his sandwich was made. He decided it was such an emergency it warranted a call to 911.

The consequences: The 911 dispatcher advised him not to buy the sandwich. What was the deli owner’s response to this?
Jailbird call

When: June 2012

The call: Pamela Mason used her one phone call from jail (what had she been arrested for?) to call 911. What did she tell the 911 operator?

The consequences: In addition to her original charge, Mason was also charged with misuse of 911.
Repeat offender

When: May 2012

The call: 911 operators in Louisville, Ky., have no trouble recognizing Connie Marshall’s voice on the other end of the line. Why is that? She has called 911 an unbelievable number of times in the last three years, reporting an assault by particular weapons (which ones?).

The consequences: Marshall has been sent a warning; if the calls continue, she could face penalties and operators will now hang up on her if they can tell it’s not an emergency. How many operators are on duty to take 911 calls in Louisville?
Doggie dilemma

When: April 2012

The call: Rose Lakey called 911 after her Great Dane (see photo) collapsed. During the call, Lakey referred to the individual needing help as a family member (who, exactly?), surprising paramedics when they arrived and found it was her dog.

The consequences: Paramedics helped Lakey load the dog into her car and he died later at an animal hospital. Lakey paid a fine (how much?) for misuse of the emergency number.
Passionate gamers

When: April 2012

The call: There’s no doubt some people are fanatical about their video games. 911 operators in Illinois (what city?) received calls from a number of people after a video game and electronics store unexpectedly closed. What did the callers say on the phone?

The consequences: Following the calls, Fire Chief Derek Bergsten reminded the local people when it was appropriate to call 911 and when they should instead call the non-emergency number. He said many people treat 911 like this telephone directory and call asking for specific numbers.
Minivan gone mad

When: April 2012

The call: Earlicia Latricia Young-Rentz called 911 after driving her minivan (how far?) with her husband clinging to the hood. How did he end up there?

The consequences: She was arrested and charged with domestic aggravated assault. Just a few months earlier she had been arrested on a similar charge (what was it?) but it was dropped
Burger brigade

When: March 2012

The call: Donna Marie Nichols, from this Southeastern state, called 911 to complain about her burger from this popular restaurant chain. What was wrong with the burger?

The consequences: Nichols was arrested for abusing the 911 system. What was her bail set at?
Facebook faceoff

When: March 2012

The call: Doyle Jay Hardwick's wife wouldn't go to bed (what was his strategy for getting her to sleep?) and let him check Facebook in peace, so he called 911.

The consequences: Hardwick was arrested, charged with misuse of 911 and sentenced to time in jail
Fashion police

When: March 2012

The call: Pamela Reynolds has called 911 for non-emergencies in the past (about what?) but earlier this year she called with a more unusual complaint. She said her coat had been stolen off a clothes line. What was her boyfriend’s role in the incident?

The consequences: Reynolds was arrested and taken to jail. What did her boyfriend attribute her behavior to?
Continuous calling

When: March 2012

The call: Nerissa Thomas, from Pompano Beach (where’s that?), repeatedly called 911 for several months. During the unbelievable amount of calls (how many?) she yelled obscene and racial remarks at the dispatchers.

The consequences: Thomas was charged with multiple counts (how many?) of misuse of 911. What was her bail set at?
Bathroom brouhaha

When: March 2012

The call: Claiming she was lost in the woods and didn't know where to urinate, Marcia Usher (where's she from?) called 911 simply to ask where she could go. When the police traced her call, they found she wasn't in the woods at all (where was she?).

The consequences: After she was found with this weapon, Usher was charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, resisting arrest and possession of this drug
Smoking emergency?

When: January 2012

The call: Joan Mayo called 911 multiple times (just how many?) for no apparent reason other than to scream profanities at them. Her neighbor gave this bizarre reason for Mayo’s calls.

The consequences: Mayo was arrested for misuse of 911. What was Mayo’s response to this?
Picking a fight with the wrong crowd

When: January 2012

The call: John R. Pacella called 911 (at what time?) looking for a fight — literally. When officers came to his home, he immediately started shoving them.

The consequences: Pacella, who has been in trouble before (for what?), was arrested and charged with aggravated battery, resisting a police officer and battery with intent to provoke or insult. What type of charges are these?
Overindulging during the holidays?

When: December 2011

The call: Mary Ellen Lisee decided it was best to call 911 in late December last year to tell them she ate too much. Where did she call from?

The consequences: Lisee, who was with her boyfriend at the time (what was his response?), was arrested and charged with misuse of 911 and disorderly conduct.
Robbery gone wrong

When: November 2011

The call: John Davidson III was forced to call 911 after he was injured (how?) while trying to rob a grocery store in this North Carolina city.

The consequences: Police planned to charge Davidson with two counts of robbery and assault once he was released from the hospital
Running on empty

When: November 2011

The call: William Hodges was forced to call 911 when his boat ran out of gas (where was he?). Another problem. It wasn't his boat (whose was it?).

The consequences: Hodges was charged with grand theft. His sentence may depend on whether the theft was considered first-, second- or third-degree grand theft
One bad apple?

When: November 2011

The call: An apparently intoxicated Michael Alan Skopec called 911 multiple times (how many?) last year to complain that his smartphone (what kind?) was broken.

The consequences: Skopec (what did he ask the 911 operator?) was arrested and charged with obstructing or resisting a peace officer.
Fast food fiasco

When: September 2011

The call: Terry Kimball, from this Florida hotspot, called 911 after he was refused service at a fast food window (of what popular chain?) because he walked up to the window rather than drove (why didn't he just drive?).

The consequences: Kimball was arrested and charged with misuse of 911. What can the punishment be for this charge?
Escort yourself to jail

When: August 2011

The call: Ahmed Hasnain called 911 (from a Motel 6 in this Kansas city) to say he was robbed by two female escorts. It turned out Hasnain hired the women (where?) but wanted the services of only one and therefore wanted his money back after paying for two. When they refused, he dialed emergency services.

The consequences: Hasnain was arrested and charged with patronizing a prostitute.
Change of plans

When: April 2011

The call: Dexter White called 911 last year to say his drug dealer shortchanged him (what did he buy?). He initially asked to have this unit of law enforcement sent out to him.

The consequences: White was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Why this charge?
Badgering boozer

When: September 2010

The call: Emergency dispatchers in South Florida (where exactly?) were badgered in 2010 by Ronald Ernest Jones, who claimed his landlady had stolen his liquor. What did he demand?

The consequences: Jones was charged with misuse of 911 and ordered by a judge to take self-help steps.
Hot tub & a hot drink

When: August 2010

The call: After soaking in the hot tub of a home in suburban Portland, Ore. (where exactly?), lonely homeless man Mark Eskelsen called 911 and asked for a hot beverage. What else did he ask for?

The consequences: Eskelsen, 45, whom police said was in an altered frame of mind, was arrested and charged with trespassing (why?) and misusing the 911 system.
Can't get no satisfaction

When: May 2010

The call: Elmer L. Hughes Jr. called dispatchers to disagree with a decision that an officer had made about his case (what was it?) while police were still at the scene. What did Hughes do next?

The consequences: Hughes was arrested and charged with misusing the emergency system.
Wedding woes

When: November 2009

The call: A wannabe bride in Clarksville, Tenn., allegedly sought sympathy for her romantic woes when she called 911 to complain about her boyfriend (what was her complaint?). Despite being warned to stop after the first call, Hee Orama kept calling (how many times?) until officers arrived at her home.

The consequences: Instead of walking down the aisle, Orama (see photo) was arrested in connection with making non-emergency calls. Watch news coverage of Orama's call.
Pot of gold?

When: November 2009

The call: Calvin Hoover called 911 in 2009 to report items were stolen from his truck, including cash (how much?), a jacket and marijuana (how much?). Dispatchers had trouble understanding him (why exactly?) and sent authorities to find him.

The consequences: Hoover (what state capital is he from?) was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants.
Self-policing motorist

When: October 2009

The call: A Wisconsin woman didn't wait for another motorist to call 911 to report her dangerous driving last fall. Mary Strey ratted on herself. What did the dispatcher advise her to do?

The consequences: Strey was charged with misdemeanor drunken driving. How high was her blood alcohol level?
Hungry & confused

When: September 2009

The call: Hunger and transportation drove Benjamin Dewer to call 911 (how many times?). But authorities neither fed Dewer nor delivered him (where?), as requested.

The consequences: Dewer was arrested and charged with being under the influence of alcohol and making false calls to 911. After pleading guilty to the charge, he was sentenced to spend some time in jail (how much?). At least there was food there.
A messy situation

When: May 2009

The call: Bedford, Ohio, resident Andrew Mizsak called 911 to complain that his son, also named Andrew, would not clean his messy room. The younger Andrew reportedly threw a plate of food across the kitchen table when told to clean his room. How old was his son at the time?

The consequences: Mizsak Sr. decided not to press charges against his son (why not, exactly?) and said he overreacted. What did the younger Andrew promise in return?
PlayStation problems

When: March 2009

The call: Anthony White called 911 in 2009 to report his PlayStation was missing. What did he say happened to it?

The consequences: When police reportedly showed up at his home, White told them he had a gun and then made a bizarre request (what was it?). As a result, he was arrested on charges of making terroristic threats.
McNugget madness

When: February 2009

The call: Latreasa Goodman griped to 911 (listen to her infamous call) after having a meltdown at a McDonald's. The emergency? The fast-food chain ran out of a signature menu item (what?) and wouldn't give her a refund.

The consequences: The Florida woman, who was charged with misuse of 911, later told the media that she was "embarrassed" and suffered public backlash.

When: February 2009

The call: Burger King boasts that you can have it your way. Apparently, Jean Fortune didn't get his way in 2009 when he couldn't order his favorite beverage (what was it?). When the Florida man told the drive-thru cashier that he would call 911, the cashier had this response.

The consequences: Fortune, whose thirst wasn't quenched, was charged with misusing 911. Watch news coverage of his call.
Traffic trouble

When: October 2008

The call: Sen. John McCain's brother Joe called 911 in 2008 to complain he was stuck in traffic (where was he driving back from?). He reportedly swore at the 911 dispatcher and then tried his luck calling the police.

The consequences: Joe apologized for making the call and withdrew himself from participating in campaign activities for his brother. What did he say John's response to the call would be?
Sub-standard service?

When: July 2008

The call: Reginald Peterson called emergency services in 2008 after one of his sandwiches (from this popular sandwich chain) wasn't made properly. It was reportedly missing one key ingredient (what was it?).

The consequences: Peterson was arrested and charged with making false 911 calls. He also had a number of prior convictions
Playing pranks

When: February 2008

The call: A man in California (where, exactly?) thought himself a bit of a trickster in 2008 when he called 911 an unbelievable number of times (how many?). The calls, which were filled with strange sounds (of what?), overwhelmed the system.

The consequences: Police charged John Triplette with making phony 911 calls to police and the California Highway Patrol. Why did he do it?
A dating emergency?

When: June 2006

The call: Lorna Jeanne Dudash called 911 in 2006 to ask a good-looking officer to return to her home. Why was he there previously?

The consequences: The only date Dudash got was a court date after she was charged with misusing 911.
Brownie overdose?

When: April 2006

The call: Michigan police officer Edward Sanchez called 911 himself in 2006 to say he and his wife were overdosing after eating brownies laced with marijuana. Where did he get the marijuana?

The consequences: Sanchez resigned from the police force, reportedly to avoid prosecution. What was the public's response to his punishment?

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