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Most Ridiculous 911 Calls First Responders Have Ever Received

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911 can't help you with everything

The very first emergency call was placed on February 16, 1968 by Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite from the Haleyville City Hall to U.S. Rep. Tom Bevill who was located at the city’s police station. Over the next decade, more and more cities put 911 into their infrastructure to save lives and avoid calamity. Everyone knows now that you can call 911 and help will soon be on the way.

However, such easy access to your city’s police or fire department does invite people to misuse the program… like, a lot. These 911 operators have had to field some rather ridiculous calls and they want you to know that misusing 911 can be punished with a fine or jail-time.

Upset man with phone

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