When someone calls 911, it’s normally for a life threatening or criminal emergency, not because a restaurant messed up your order or because you are worried about a seal struggling in the ocean. 911 operators have an extremely stressful job; they must quickly obtain the information needed to determine an appropriate course of action. It’s important to know that calling 911 for a non-emergency is illegal and can result in a fine or jail time. In this article you will find some of the Most Embarrassing Calls 911 Operators Ever Received.
I just broke into a house and the owner came home.
A woman called 911 because she said there was an intruder taking a shower in her bathroom. Little did she know that that very intruder was calling 911 at the same exact time. The intruder informed the dispatcher that he just broke into a house and the owner came home, but he didn’t know where he was.
They stole a burger from me
A hungry gentleman realized he was missing one of the seven burgers he ordered when he got to his vehicle. He went back inside the restaurant to try and get his burger, but things didn’t turn out the way he wanted, so he decided to call 911.
How much trouble can I get in for growing a Marijuana plant?
Robert, aged 21, called 911 to inquire about how much trouble he would get in for growing his Marijuana plant. The dispatcher said it depended on how big the plant was. He responded with, “It’s only a seedling.”
My Chinese food is sub-par for me
A woman called 911 because her Chinese Food was not up to her standards. She then went on to say that she tried calling to get her money back, but the restaurant declined to do so. The dispatcher asked why she decided to call the life threatening emergency line, and the woman responded, “What else was I supposed to do, jump over the thing and beat them up?”
There are alligators in the river
A woman called 911 to tell them that there were alligators in the river. After the dispatcher informed her that it’s typical for Florida, the woman said she was worried because she lets her kids play and swim in that river. The dispatcher then asked why she would let her kids play and swim in alligator infested waters.