These Are ACTUAL Calls Made To 911…I Can’t Believe Some People Are Really This Confused!

Emergency services are available for a reason…emergencies! When people get into situations that require the use of an ambulance, the fire department, or the police, things are usually pretty stressful already. They might not understand the dispatcher’s questions and will jump to conclusions before they get a chance to think about what they are saying…in these 5 recorded calls, we witness some truly outrageous misunderstandings…and they are HILARIOUS!

Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What is your emergency?
Caller: I heard what sounded like gunshots coming from the brown house on the corner.
Dispatcher: Do you have an address?
Caller: No, I have on a blouse and slacks, why?

“Do you have on a dress” is probably not something the dispatcher would ask after someone reported gunshots, but okay, we can understand the confusion…

Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What is your emergency?
Caller: Someone broke into my house and took a bite out of my ham and cheese sandwich.
Dispatcher: Excuse me?
Caller: I made a ham and cheese sandwich and left it on the kitchen table and when I came back from the bathroom, someone had taken a bite out of it.
Dispatcher: Was anything else taken?
Caller: No, but this has happened to me before and I’m sick and tired of it!

You know, you probably shouldn’t waste emergency services for a SANDWICH! Someone could have really needed to talk to a dispatcher with an actual emergency! 

Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What is the nature of your emergency?
Caller: I’m trying to reach nine eleven but my phone doesn’t have an eleven on it.
Dispatcher: This is nine eleven.
Caller: I thought you just said it was nine-one-one.
Dispatcher: Yes, ma’am nine-one-one and nine-eleven are the same thing.
Caller: Honey, I may be old, but I’m not stupid.

I guess her “emergency” wasn’t really that bad if she had time to argue over the numbers on her phone! 

Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What’s the nature of your emergency?
Caller: My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart!
: Is this her first child?
: No, you idiot! This is her husband!

In his defense, having a wife in labor can be a really, REALLY stressful thing! He clearly wasn’t thinking straight! Poor guy, I hope the baby was okay!

Dispatcher: 9-1-1
Caller: Yeah, I’m having trouble breathing. I’m all out of breath. Darn…. I think I’m going to pass out.
Dispatcher: Sir, where are you calling from?
Caller: I’m at a pay phone. North and Foster.
Dispatcher: Sir, an ambulance is on the way. Are you an asthmatic?
Caller: No
Dispatcher: What were you doing before you started having trouble breathing?
Running from the Police.

…Yeah, he deserved that one!

I’m laughing now…but who knows! I might end up on this list one day. When you mix stress and confusion together, you get some fairly outrageous scenarios! Too funny!


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