A Florida man allegedly called 911 seven times to complain about his wife’s interference with his beer.
After the first call, the man told responding West Palm Beach officers that his wife had thrown out his beer. The cops — who reportedly described the man as appearing intoxicated — warned him at that time that 911 was only for real emergencies, according to WPBF.
The domestic disagreement evidently continued to “brew” however, over the next four hours, during which he repeatedly called 911 and was described as uncooperative with the operator in terms of the ability to articulate an actual emergency.
At one point, he told or yelled at the 911 dispatcher that “a woman had broken into two of his beers.”
Police charged the man with misuse of the 911 system.
For some reason, as The Inquisitr has previously reported, there appears to be an increasing incidence of persons from across the country using 911 to complain about food or drink disputes. Many of these incidents also result in arrests for misusing the emergency line, which is usually a misdemeanor in most jurisdictions.
Last month, a North Carolina woman called 911 because Subway allegedly put marinara sauce on her flatbread pizza. On New Year’s Day, a Memphis grandmother called 911 according to police because she apparently ran out of beer.
In another instance, an Arizona man called 911 when his McDonald’s drive-thru order was missing hash browns. Back in 2009, a Florida woman once called 911 three times to report that a local McDonald’s had run out of Chicken McNuggets.
Last summer, a Georgia man called the emergency number because he ordered seven McDouble burgers but his bag only contained six. In May 2013, a Florida man allegedly called 911 approximately 80 times to request a home delivery of Kool-Aid, burgers, and weed.
Do you think the penalties for non-emergency use of 911 should be increased?
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