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.
A Wisconsin man called 911 to ask for assistance in removing a woman from his bed who was “snoring like a train.”
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 — three times.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 system.