6 of the Stupidest 911 Calls Ever Made

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dial 911Cops in New Jersey say they've arrested a guy who had been blowing up the line to 911 demanding he be connected to New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow. And why, you may ask (of COURSE you would), would someone expect the folks working the 911 lines to take the time to track down a football player's phone number? Because the alleged football fan told them he was President Barack Obama.

Ah yes, the old hail to the chief method of getting what you want out of 911. It's a good one. Although I have to say, in the grand scheme of absolutely bananas 911 calls, trying to get Tim Tebow's number from emergency dispatch by pretending to be the president is pretty middle of the road. Let's see how it stacks up to some other, um, interesting demands made to 911.

1. Fix My Broken iPhone! Let's see, cops in Illinois say they got not one, not two, not three, but FIVE calls to 911 from a drunk dude last fall who was incensed that his favorite gadget had taken a crap on him. I think we file this one under smartphone, dumb user, what do you think?

2. Get Me My Missing McNuggets! Imagine, you stop by a fast food restaurant for some chicken nuggets, and you don't get all your meat. What do you do? Go back to the restaurant and request your missing eats (like normal people would!)? Not if you're Latressa Goodman, apparently. The Florida women called in a McNugget emergency.

3. Make That Sandwich Heavy on the Cheese ... In case the obesity crisis hasn't already made it abundantly clear that Americans take their food seriously, the fact that a number of ridiculous 911 calls are placed by cranky restaurant customers should drive it home. It was just a few days ago when an angry man called the cops because he couldn't get deli sandwiches made exactly the way he wanted them. Perhaps he's heard of home-cooked meals?

4. Turn My Husband On ... Please! You've heard that hell has no fury like a woman scorned? Well, when that woman wants sex and it's her husband saying no in the bedroom, it's the 911 operators who are furious that she'd waste their time with her demands for a hornier hubby

5. Get Us Outta This Corn Maze. You know, I'm not big on paying to get lost in a maze that's going to stir up my allergies. But if I did put up the money for it, at least I'd have the good grace to figure out how to get my butt out of there. Too bad the Massachusetts family who called the emergency line to be rescued last year didn't have the same sense of pride ... or the good sense to download a GPS app.

Alright, there you have some truly stupid reasons for tying up the emergency line. Where do you rank the guy who called 911 to talk to Tim Tebow? Got a better one?


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Desir... Desireesmom2011

Ok I will agree that most of those we're stupid reasons to call 911. Except the last one obviously you didn't see it on the news or took the time to find the real news article. It was a family of 4 lost in the corn maze. A mother, Father, 5 year old, and 3 week old. They were stuck in the corn maze for a couple hours and called 911 after the farm had closed down for the night. How were they supposed to know the exit was right around a couple of corners. Their children were their priority and they did the right thing.

4cadi... 4cadillac

Desireesmom...thats wat the parents get 4 not taking more precautions. U take a 3week old baby 2 a maze? SHAME ON THEM!...

Akash... AkashaGermaine

Um, I took my son into a corn maze when he was only 4 weeks old. But the place I went to walked the entire maze after closing to make sure no one was trapped. You can't put your life in hold just because you have an infant, especially when you have an older child, my DD was 5 at the time.

kkey75 kkey75

Where I work we had a guy call because he lost his marijuana and wanted us to bring a dog to come find it. I've also had a lady mad because she didn't like the way her pedicure was done. 911 is definitely more interesting than anything on the news.

nonmember avatar vancitymom

I agree with desireesmom, I hadnt known the full story but I assumed it was something like that. Nice try, dear writer, but most readers aren't that dumb to not critically think about this one

MomaL... MomaLlama

My brother-in-law is a reporter and last year he wrote an article about a guy who called to report that the weed he had purchased was not real weed and was in fact dried grass (or something like that)  and he insisted that the cops send people down to take the "fake weed" and run tests on it to prove that it was fake so that he could sue the guy that sold it too him.  The hilarious thing is the guy who called wasn't even high at the time (because the weed was fake) so he was sober when he made this call (although obviously he had done something to fry a few braincells at some point in his life)  I think the cops ended up charging him with "possession of a counterfeit substance" just for being stupid. 

nonmember avatar phoenix

Let's not forget the gal who called 911 because the fast food joint ran out of a special kind of sandwhich. I forgot what the deal was, some southwest style burger, and they weren't doing that special anymore, didn't have the stuff on hand to make it. In her SUV, with her son in the car, in the drivethru, she sat and called 911. She was furious because that is what her son wanted, and couldn't deal with him not getting it.

I feel sad for what that child will grow into.

OkieG... OkieGirl74

Actually the family was only 25 to 30 feet inside the maze and the farm wasn't closed but the family was afraid they would close because it was getting dark.  When the police responded the  staff was all still there... so yea, calling 911 was a dumb move.  Besides....it's a corn maze; there are no high brick walls or unscalable dividers, it's corn.  If you are that lost and scared, why not just walk in a straight line, cutting through the corn stalks....you'll eventually make your way out.



Carol99 Carol99

I was married to a guy who was very Charlie Sheen.  Either charming or a victim on the outside and a complete sociopath on the inside.  One time, I was mad at him for something stupid he did and I didn't feel he deserved a card my daughter made for him and hid it.  Stupid, I know.  Guess what, HE CALLED 911! He hung up but when they called back, he didn't answer and the cops came to the house!  Been apart from him for 10 years but he's still making trouble for me.  

MrsCh... MrsChurch

Kkey75 that story is hilarious. A guy asking the cops to send a K-9 to find his weed?!



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