Dumb reasons to call 9-1-1

When calling 9-1-1, make sure that it is because it is an actual emergency.

This is a list of 9-1-1 nuisance calls found in many places around the internet:

  • My TV isn’t working.
  • Which way do I turn the clock for Daylight Saving Time?
  • My lawn chair blew over.
  • This restaurant won’t accept my coupon.
  • This store refused to give me a refund on a sandwich.
  • I need to find my coat.
  • Tim Horton’s doesn’t want to replace my Iced Capp.
  • Where was my car towed?
  • What could I do about a business that blocked me on Yelp because I left a bad review?
  • How do I get the cranberry sauce out of the can without it coming out in chunks?
  • I am calling from a 911-only phone. Can you put me through to Papa John’s Pizza?
  • A second-hand mattress I purchased was more soiled than advertised.
  • I am at a movie theatre and my sister is refusing to share her food.
  • How do you turn off the headlights on my car?
  • The drive-thru at KFC is too long.
  • How do you enter a career in law enforcement?
  • My windshield wipers stopped working.
  • Where’s the best place to get a bacon sandwich at 4AM?
  • There’s a squirrel on top of a telephone pole and it isn’t coming down.
  • Do you know what time it is?

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