911 is for emergencies only. And like, seriously! But there are some people who prefer this emergency service to showcase their weird side. They find the dumbest reasons to call 911. And it could be anything, like from asking to fix the sandwich order, to reporting why the traffic is taking so long. I mean c’mon you people, get a life!
1. The sauce is the cause!
Reginald Peterson from Jacksonville felt an urge to call the police when the Subway employees forgot to hand him over the sauce. He didn’t even stop there, and again called to complain that the officers weren’t fast enough to respond. Seriously?
2. Manicure gone wrong!
Cynthia Colston of Florida asked the police to show up when her manicure was not done the way she wanted to. However, the police did show up and she got jailed!
3. It’s the Moon.
A man in Canterbury called the British emergency number 999 and reported the dispatcher about a shiny bright source just above his house. When the kind lady at the other side assured him that she’ll look into it, he called again only to say “You won’t believe this… It’s the Moon!”
4. Avoid flirting.
In 2006, Lorna Dudash was warned about the loud music she was playing by two police officers. Lorna called 911 to ask their names. But why? Well, she found them cute. However, as much as she liked them, it seems that they did not. Because she had to spend that night in jail.
5. Oh, these kids!
Dan Davis’s mom asked him to go to bed, to which he threatened her to call 911. While his mother called this a bluff, he actually went ahead to make the call. However, the officer didn’t arrest him.
A group of men in Oklahoma butt-dialled 911. What’s interesting is that they were crooks, who had just robbed a house. The officers heard them discussing their loot.
A four-year-old boy became famous in 2013 when he called 911 to ask if they could help him with his homework. Despite being one of the dumbest reasons, the operator showed his patience and helped the boy in solving problems like 10 – 4.
8. Who took the beer?
A man in Florida found the dumbest reasons to call 911. “My mother took my Beer.” is the exact same thing which he told the 911 operator. He was quite intoxicated while making the call which is why he enjoyed few nights in the jail.
Elaine Owens called 911 to report a fire in her bathroom. Quickly responding to the situation, the fire department did show up. But it was realised that the fire which the miss had reported, was actually sunlight’s reflection off the curtains.
10. Sealing ones own fate!
After a long drinking night, Mary Strey, a resident of Wisconsin called 911 to report a dangerous driver. When the officer asked whether she is behind the driver, she yelled: “I am the driver.”
11. Ah, again!
Two men butt-dialled 911 in California when they broke into a car and stole the prescription drugs. Officers heard everything though!
12. Dinner is the problem
A Florida resident Elsa Benson called 911 in 2009 with a problem that her husband is not eating the dinner. However, she already has a bad history of troubling the 911 system with her non-emergency calls.