Woman Calls 911, Asks for Divorce

She did end up getting something: a disorderly conduct citation
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 15, 2013 12:39 PM CDT
Woman Calls 911, Asks for Divorce
911 got confused with 1-800-DIV-ORCE   (?)

Call it an emergency of the heart: Police have cited a 42-year-old Pennsylvania woman for disorderly conduct after she called 911 requesting a divorce and police assistance to make her husband leave. Troopers say the woman called just after 1am Saturday asking that officers be sent to her home in Girard Township in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Police say they explained to the woman, whom they are not identifying, that a divorce is a civil matter and that they could not make her husband leave the residence because no crime had been committed. Instead, police have cited the woman for disorderly conduct and misusing the Erie County 911 system. (More weird crimes stories.)

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