Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What The Hell Wednesday - You're Allowed One Call....

It was kind of a yawner of a week in looking for interesting stories about idiots. It was the usual stuff like "Woman Drives into DMV to Mail a Letter" or "Speeder Tells Deputy Dr. Phil Warned him of Alien Invasion" or "Urine Drinker Banned From Public Johns". So I settled on this one....

Man Calls 911 From Jail

Police in Sandusky, Ohio say a man arrested on a disorderly conduct charge called 911 from jail to complain he was being held against his will.

The man had been handcuffed to the door of his holding cell early Sunday because officers said he wouldn't calm down and they were afraid he would hurt himself or cause damage. He'd been arrested in a dispute outside a local bar.

Police took away the man's cell phone after the 911 call was placed and included in the charges against him a count of misuse of 911.

I also liked it because it is short just like my attention span. Several items grab my attention here. First, I want to yell at him "Dude! Of course you are being held against your will.....It's JAIL." When did anyone willingly go to jail? "Excuse me officer, but I was wondering if you could house me for the night? I have always been curious about going to jail and would love the tell of the experience."  Yeah. Right.

Then dude still has his cell phone. Were the police waiting for the TSA for stop by for a pat down? Dude was in a bar fight! Don't you think he might have more on him than his fists? Not that he wasn't sober. I mean all disputes outside local bars usually involve sober folks. Dude was probably there to make amends to someone and the whole deal went south. Just a simple misunderstanding.

As the police were adding the misuse of 911 to this list of charges and taking away dude's cell phone I am sure they looked at one another and said, "What the Hell?"

14 comments:

Titanium said...

Good thing it was a phone and not a boxcutter. Or a handcuff key.

Gawd.

Autumnforest said...

I was thinking that right after that call to 911, he would have called Domino's for pizza delivery if the damn cops hadn't taken his phone! He will probably charge them with kidnapping once he sobers up.

Steve E said...

Involved in an altercation outside a local bar? That's as good a place as any.

Happened to me once--well, FREQUENTLY! Once a guy kicked me in the legs (both), it resulted in Phlebitis, followed several weeks later by having my legs' deep veins stripped...ME, a 'sober' violin-playing bartender, Yeah. Right. Had I called the police, they would have arrested ME!

Brian Miller said...

haha....i was reading stupid crook news this morning and thought of you WTF wednesdays...a robber called 911 from with in a guys house so the cops could come save him from the man and his dog...

Sandra said...

I swear if you said 'Dude' one more time I was going to write a poem about it and submit to your Sunday 160 Challenge.

the walking man said...

The only thing that would have made this a more brilliant police action would have been the 911 operator dispatching a car to the jail. Did they by chance pat him down for a gun or knife? Duh!

MorningAJ said...

Well at least they didn't have to go far to answer the call.

This is hilarious.

Mama Zen said...

I saw this on the news and wondered the same thing. Since when do you get to keep your cell phone?

JH_Poetry said...

This was too funny... lol Only in America rofl. He had the opportunity to call someone and it's 911. Why not a relative and start a plea deal?!!! hahhaha

Adsila said...

LOL, I heard this one on the news. It is still funny!

Matty said...

Someone at the police department needs to ask some questions about why they allowed him to keep his phone while in the cell.

hedgewitch said...

Is this the same guy who called 911 to complain McDonald's got his McNugget sauce wrong? Hilarious.

Pheromone Girl said...

Ohio is in my world a lot this week. Now this? What is that all about???

Marla said...

I love these. They make me feel normal.