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10 Worst Reasons People Have Called 911


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Their Lunch Sucks
McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner is seen at the drive-through window during the celebration of the chain's 50th anniversary in Chicago, 2005. Let's hope he didn't cause any emergency calls for wrong orders. Tim Boyle/Getty Images
McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner is seen at the drive-through window during the celebration of the chain's 50th anniversary in Chicago, 2005. Let's hope he didn't cause any emergency calls for wrong orders. Tim Boyle/Getty Images

A worrisome amount of Americans have confused 911 with some kind of sandwich SWAT team, calling in the police to solve their drive-through "crimes."

There was the guy in Connecticut who called 911 complaining that he had "specifically asked for little turkey and little ham, a lot of cheese and a lot of mayonnaise" and needed the full force of the law to fix his deli order [source: AP]. A Florida man called 911 with a similar "special sauce" emergency, then called back when police hadn't responded quickly enough [source: Reader's Digest].

And then there's Raibin Osman, the unfortunate Oregon man who had to explain to his cellmates at county jail why he was spending the night in prison: A McDonald's employee had forgotten to include an orange juice with his drive-through order. When he alerted authorities to the missing juice scandal, they informed him that he was abusing the 911 system, and when he refused to calm down, they arrested him [source: KATU News].


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