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10 Worst Reasons People Have Called 911

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They Think They're Dead

Samples of brownies with marijuana await participants on Dec. 11, 2010 at the 7th annual Emerauld Cup. The Emrauld Cup has been described as the "Oscars of the marijuana world." Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images
Samples of brownies with marijuana await participants on Dec. 11, 2010 at the 7th annual Emerauld Cup. The Emrauld Cup has been described as the "Oscars of the marijuana world." Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images

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A series of poor decisions led Michigan police officer Edward Sanchez to call 911 in April 2006 to report that he and his wife were "dead."

  1. The decision to pocket a bag of marijuana during a drug bust.
  2. The decision to bake the purloined pot into intoxicating brownies.
  3. The decision to eat waaaay too many brownies.
  4. The decision to call 911 when he and his wife were so insanely high that Sanchez told the dispatcher: "I think we're dead. Time is going by really really really really slow."

Sanchez eventually chilled out enough to make his first smart decision of the day (possibly the decade): He resigned from the police force to avoid prosecution [source: Time].

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