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Florida Man Calls for Backup in TV Gunfight

A man in Pasco County, Florida, called 911 at about 1 a.m. on January 24 after he heard a commotion and then gunshots in his living room. Hiding behind his bed after grabbing his own gun, Alan Benz told dispatchers he…


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Man Calls 911 to Report Hookers’ Breach of Contract

You'd like to think that, at least during the holiday season, people would try harder to get along and to keep their promises to one another, even if the conduct they're all engaged in is technically illegal. But if they…


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Three More Reasons Not to Call 911

One: Your iPhone is broken. Apparently this person still has what in olden times was called a "land line," because obviously he could not have used his iPhone yesterday to report that his iPhone was broken. Although, since alcohol was…



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911 Caller Declares Parenting Emergency

Police in Roxbury, Massachusetts, said that an exasperated mother called 911 on Saturday, saying she could not get her 14-year-old son to stop playing "Grand Theft Auto" and go to sleep.  Angela Mejia said she woke up at 2:30 a.m., hours…


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McNugget Shortage Triggers 911 Call

I am considering a new category to be called something like "Things Not to Call 911 About," although I would probably have to just retire it after this item.  What could top it? Latreasa Goodman of Fort Pierce, Florida, was…