Police have many matters to contend with daily, and their jobs are to protect and serve the community. Calls that are received by 911 dispatchers are taken seriously, especially if an emergency arises. Unfortunately, police stations are also bombarded with calls that are not emergencies and are not even within the scope of what police are mandated to handle.
A resident of a Niagara Falls neighborhood was trying to get a good night’s rest, but was repeatedly annoyed throughout the night. The force disturbing the individual’s sleep was caused my mother nature herself. Apparently, strong wind gusts that hit Niagara Falls were so ear- piercing that the individual’s rest was interrupted. The method that was used as an attempt to get some relief was to contact the police.
The dispatcher was most likely shocked that a resident’s call for help was for the police to stop the wind from making so much noise. The dispatcher went along with this charade told police:
“All cars be advised, someone called to see if the police could stop the wind from blowing so they could sleep. If any of you guys could do that, could you let me know?”
Think this was weird? There are other random police calls that were just plain silly.
A Georgia woman contacted the Dacula Police Department to report that her vehicle was allegedly stolen. Eventually, the woman found her vehicle which had been in her yard the entire time. Because of her lack of trimming, her vehicle was hidden behind some tall weeds.
Out of Cigarettes
A Canada man contacted the Lundar Police Department multiple times until he was warned that he could possibly be arrested if he continued to make these calls. Apparently, the man was desperate and he finally disclosed to the dispatcher why he was calling. The man said:
“If you’re coming to get me, can you bring me some smokes?”
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