The 911 dispatch service often has to deal with a lot of false alarms and unnecessary calls. But one man from Waynesboro, Virginia may have topped the list this week for calling 911 because he allegedly ran out of rolling papers and was too stoned to realize he had misdialed.
According to the Huffington Post, Kyle Dustin Head was arrested early last Thursday morning after he dialed 911 hoping to order more rolling papers. A release from the Waynesboro Police Department claims Head was in a “disoriented state” when he called, leading police to believe he had been smoking marijuana prior to dialing 911.
The 24-year-old reportedly asked the 911 dispatcher to deliver some rolling papers to his house, but the dispatcher decided to send two police officers over instead. The dispatcher did not inform Kyle Dustin Head that police were on the way and seemingly led him to believe the rolling papers would be delivered as he asked. According to local news, police arrived to find Head waiting patiently for his rolling papers in a parked 2005 Chevrolet pick-up truck.
As if Kyle hadn’t made his alleged marijuana use obvious enough by asking for rolling papers, officers claimed they could smell it emanating from his vehicle. And when they looked inside, they stated they found that Head was literally covered in marijuana. They reported finding a “leafy green substance” all over the truck’s seat and dashboard, some on Head’s clothes, and even behind his ear.
Kyle Dustin Head admitted that he had smoked marijuana recently and explained that the call had been a mistake. He meant to dial a friend for more rolling papers and was apparently too under the influence to realize he had called 911 instead.
Police went easy on Head and did not take him into custody. As such, there is no mug shot of the suspect. He was cited for a misdemeanor of marijuana possession and sent on his way.
Many others have called 911 with problems relating to marijuana, although all of the others seemed to know exactly who they were dialing.
A woman named Erin Klich called 911 just a few months ago to complain about the drug deal she’d just made. The 36-year-old dialed a 911 dispatcher in Fort Myers, Florida to report that the dealer who sold her a $75 bag of marijuana had ripped her off.
In 2013 a man named Jarvis Sutton called 911 roughly 80 times, demanding they deliver to him “Kool-Aid, burgers and weed.”
Some people have even used 911 as a customer service hotline to provide negative feedback about the product they just purchased. In April of 2014, a 37-year-old woman named Evelyn Hamilton dialed 911 just to complain about the poor quality of the marijuana she bought.
And it’s not just rolling papers and marijuana that people call about. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a 44-year-old woman named Tracey McCloud called 911 to complain about the Chinese food she had just received. After demanding her money back from the restaurant multiple times, McCloud resorted to calling 911 in the hopes that they could force the establishment to refund her money.
“I have bought some Chinese food and it’s not to par to me, and I asked to get my money back and they acting like they don’t understand me and took my food and won’t give me my money back.”
Who do you think made the biggest mistake? Kyle Dustin Head for calling 911 to ask for rolling papers to be delivered? Or the people who wasted the 911 dispatcher’s time simply to complain?
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