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themoonisdown09
Feb 10, 2009, 04:50 PM
FEBRUARY 9 -- "You cannot dial 911 'cause you're unhappy with your burger." That's what a police operator told a Florida man early Saturday morning when he called 911 to complain about his order at a Burger King in Boynton Beach.

As can be heard on the police recording, Jean Fortune, 66, called 911 when a Burger King employee told him that they did not have lemonade. Fortune told cops that he had placed an order for a #7 combo meal (chicken fries, French fries, and a soda for $4.49) while in the drive-thru line. But when he got to the window, Fortune was told the fast food outlet did not have lemonade. He was offered Coke, but Fortune decided instead to call police.

"Sir, come on. I know you don't seriously think that the police need to make Burger King give you food faster. I cannot believe that," said an exasperated 911 operator. She also noted, "Customer service is not a reason to call 911. 911 is if you're dying. Do you understand that?"

Fortune was charged with abuse of 911 communications, according to the Boynton Beach Police Department report.


Article link (http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2009/0209092burgerking1.html)

SkyBell
Feb 10, 2009, 04:54 PM
As usual...

You've got to be kidding.

mikeyredk
Feb 10, 2009, 05:02 PM
Read my sig

rdowns
Feb 10, 2009, 05:06 PM
I'll see your jackass and raise you one dipsh*t.

Link (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/02/09/national/a123259S83.DTL)

Authorities said a 40-year-old man was arrested for calling 911 to complain about a convenience store clerk. The man was charged with disorderly conduct and released on bond according to jail records.

Officials said a convenience store clerk called 911 early Saturday morning and told the dispatcher that a customer was threatening her because she would not sell him any more beer.

Minutes later, the man called 911 and was "abusive" to the dispatcher.

xUKHCx
Feb 10, 2009, 05:06 PM
At least it was a genuine emergency

I'll see your jackass and raise you one dipsh*t.

I don't think you can beat this one:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7489457.stm

Police called out to a 999 call about an unexplained object in the night sky solved the mystery straight away for their operator - "it's the Moon, over."

How about a elected offical:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7781379.stm

MP criticised for 999 boiler call

A London MP has been called "dizzy" for dialling 999 after hearing strange noises from her boiler.

Hornsey and Wood Green Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone called fire crews as a motor jammed on her boiler causing it to spark, shake and make noises.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

People are stupid, especially the stupid people.

plinden
Feb 10, 2009, 05:12 PM
At least it was a genuine emergency



I don't think you can beat this one:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7489457.stm


I'm not surprised. That's Wales. Torchwood is headquartered there.

GSMiller
Feb 10, 2009, 06:27 PM
"Customer service is not a reason to call 911. 911 is if you're dying. Do you understand that?"

He could have a medical condition requiring him to drink only lemonade :rolleyes:

Thomas Veil
Feb 10, 2009, 06:41 PM
I can't wait to see Keith Olbermann's year-end compilation of "Oddball". Between those two handcuffed crooks who ran around opposite sides of a lamppost and this guy, it oughta be a doozy.

Schtumple
Feb 10, 2009, 06:48 PM
At least it was a genuine emergency

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7489457.stm

How about a elected offical:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7781379.stm

Lather, rinse, repeat.

People are stupid, especially the stupid people.

I think the original story stands valid as the stupidest here.

In all seriousness, it blows my mind that people seriously don't have the common sense or intelligence to realise they're setting themselves up for failure...

Abstract
Feb 10, 2009, 06:52 PM
At least it was a genuine emergency


BUT THEY RAN OUT OF LEMONADE!!!

joepunk
Feb 10, 2009, 07:42 PM
Pffffttt!

BK should have at least offered to mix some lemon juice, water, and sugar. :p

TJRiver
Mar 6, 2009, 03:27 PM
This guy needs to get together with the gal who called 911 (3x) when they ran out of chicken nuggets!




NO CHICKEN NUGGETS~!!!!! OH THE HUMANITY!!!

CorvusCamenarum
Mar 6, 2009, 04:19 PM
This guy needs to get together with the gal who called 911 (3x) when they ran out of chicken nuggets!




NO CHICKEN NUGGETS~!!!!! OH THE HUMANITY!!!

Do we really want those people breeding?

RedTomato
Mar 6, 2009, 05:48 PM
MP criticised for 999 boiler call

A London MP has been called "dizzy" for dialling 999 after hearing strange noises from her boiler.

Hornsey and Wood Green Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone called fire crews as a motor jammed on her boiler causing it to spark, shake and make noises.

To be honest, I have a lot of sympathy for this one. She was alone with two kids, 10pm at night, and

"The floor was shaking and the noise was so loud it was filling the street," Miss Featherstone told BBC London 94.9.

What would you do if your mum called you up in the middle of the night with the same issue and she had two kids staying with her? I'd tell her to get the fire brigade over. Without being able to look at it, and not knowing what it was, it could potentially be a very serious situation.

The fire brigade fully supported her:
A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman said: "If it's obvious that there has been an ongoing problem with the boiler, then you can call a plumber. But if your boiler suddenly starts making strange noises in the middle of the night, call the fire brigade."

Really, the only reason this is in the news is that a clueless MP from the opposing party abused his position as a chair of a fire authority to make sexist comments about her. (and directly contradicted the advice of the fire experts that he's supposed to be supporting.)

MatLane
Mar 6, 2009, 05:51 PM
Pathetic


Publicity stunt maybe?

Don't panic
Mar 6, 2009, 05:56 PM
How about a elected offical:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7781379.stm


i dunno about this one, but boilers can represent a danger and cause serious damage if they explode.
it kinds of depend on how serious the situation was, but in such cases it is wise to let professionals deal with it.

Mr. Giver '94
Mar 6, 2009, 10:43 PM
Did he meet the lady in my thread???

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=661987&highlight=911+chicken+nuggets
:eek:
CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!!

Eanair
Mar 7, 2009, 11:16 AM
Riiiiiiight.

:rolleyes:

A lemonade shortage is definitely a total emergency. I mean, there's absolutely no way that he could have gone to another Burger King or even picked up a jug at his local grocery store!!! Oh, the horror!

I've got to say though, that I don't think the boiler call was out of line. If it was indeed shaking and making loud noises, I think it's common sense to call for urgent help. Can't boilers explode if something goes wrong? I'm not a boiler expert, but it seems that if something got messed up with valves and pressure and so on, that something nasty could happen as a result. :confused:

"It's the Moon, over." FTW. :D

Doctor Q
Mar 10, 2009, 01:05 AM
I went to a Jack in the Box drive-through today and ordered an Oreo shake. They said OK on the speaker, but when I got to the pickup window they told me the milkshake machine wasn't working. They didn't know that 1 minute earlier!!!?

So what did I do? I took out my iPhone and dialed 9...1.... ok, not really. I asked if they had smoothies and they did, so I got that instead. Problem solved, without any police involvement at all. It's important to leave those emergency lines clear in case Burger King is out of lemonade again and the victims need to call for help!