Thursday, January 26, 2012

Do You Relate?

Emergency operators are no stranger to receiving odd requests from callers. Wild claims and requests are our bread and butter. The stress relievers for our manic job.

Tell me, can you relate to these little pieces of news I found?

Last April, a man called 911 while he was being pulled over for a speeding ticket, pretending to report a shooting in the hopes officer would let him off the hook as they moved to respond to the fake incident.

Bet he got the idea from a television show.

Then, just a few weeks ago, a woman who said she received the wrong pills in an illegal prescription drug deal called police demanding that they track down the dealer and bring back the right goods.

I took a call similar to that where the guy admitted he bought the marijuana but it was the type or grade that the seller told him it was and wanted his money back so he could buy the good stuff.

Sorry folks, you just can't make this stuff up.

Stupid People Our Job Security

Police: Willowbrook man called 911, asked to fight a cop
By Brian Slodysko TribLocal reporter Monday at 2:28 p.m.

A 38-year-old Willowbrook man accused of calling 911 and asking to fight a police officer faces felony battery and resisting arrest charges, police said on Monday.
Police said John R. Pacella, of the 200 block of Stanhope Drive, was arrested after a 911 call from a man who “wanted to see an officer because he wanted to fight with them” about 4 a.m. on Jan. 19, police said.

When officers arrived at Pacella’s home, he shoved the officers, according to a police report.
Pacella was booked into DuPage County Jail, where he remains on $100,000 bail, according to jail records. He is charged with aggravated battery, resisting a police officer, and battery with intent to provoke or insult – all felonies – records indicate.

Willowbrook police say they have had prior contact with Pacella, who is registered sex offender.