The Craziest 911 Calls, From Burgers to Pot Brownies

Time lists top 10
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2009 8:23 PM CDT
Not surprisingly, marijuana figures prominently in Time's list of bizarre 911 calls.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) Time counts down the top 10 weirdest non-emergency 911 calls. Among the craziest:

  • A cop who stole pot from a drug bust and made brownies. After getting stoned, he called 911 in a panic. "I think we're dead," he told the operator. "Time is going by really really really really slowly." He resigned but wasn't charged.

  • A drunken driver called to say he was lost, then reported hearing a train. The dispatcher convinced him to leave the car just before it got crushed.
  • A dad called 911 when his 28-year-old son refused to clean his room. The son, a member of the local school board, was "crying uncontrollably" when he promised police he'd shape up.
  • A 911 operator refused to send officers to a Burger King after a woman called to complain she wasn't getting "her way." "We're not going to go down there and enforce your Western Bacon Cheeseburger," the operator said.
Click on the link to read the full list.