Power corrupts, especially if you're stuck in traffic. A man believed to be John McCain’s brother called 911 to complain about being caught in gridlock in suburban Washington, WJLA-TV reports. "Sir, are you calling 911 to complain about traffic?" asks the operator on the tape. After a pause, the caller says, "(Expletive) you!" and hangs up.
Upon redialing the number, the operator reached the phone’s voicemail, which said, “Hi, this is Joe McCain. I can't take this message now because I'm involved in a very (inaudible) important political project. I hope on November 4th we have elected John.” McCain then called 911 back to complain about the operator’s warning that his improper use of 911 was criminal.