February 27, 2013



Jersey City, New Jersey, February 27, 2013:

A New Jersey man got the attention of local police after he tried to order a cheeseburger by calling 911 nine times.

According to The New Jersey Spew, aspiring local politician Ron has reportedly had past run-ins with police. However, this incident may be the most bizarre.

Ron reportedly made the nine phone calls in just 90 minutes inquiring about a cheeseburger. Despite the series of strange calls, the dispatcher was reportedly concerned Ron was calling because he hadn’t eaten food in a long time. Eventually, Jersey City police showed up at Ron’s home to investigate and stop the repeated calling.

A partial transcript of the exchange between Ron and the 911 dispatcher who spoke with him was published by The New Jersey Spew:

Dispatcher: Do you have an emergency sir, because you dialed 911.
Ron: I dialed 911.

Dispatcher: Yeah you dialed 911...

Dispatcher: OK, so why did you call 911 for, what do you need.
Dispatcher: Do you have an emergency?
Ron: A cheeseburger.
Dispatcher: Have a good day.

Ron then called back into the emergency phone line.

Dispatcher: 911, Your emergency.
Ron: Yeah, I just [expletive] spoke with you. You [expletive] hung up on me!
Dispatcher: Well I asked if you had an emergency. You said no, you needed a cheeseburger. So we don't take cheeseburger orders.

And still, Ron calls back demanding a cheeseburger from the dispatcher.

Dispatcher: You know if you give me some information maybe we can try and help you out.

And finally, the dispatcher was on the phone with Ron when the authorities arrived on the scene.

Dispatcher: You hear them knocking?
Ron: What am I...deaf? I hear 'em!

The police apparently did not arrive with cheeseburgers in hand. But they also have yet to formally charge Ron over the series of 911 calls. Instead, they gave him a stern lecture about needlessly tying up the 911 emergency phone system.

Ultimately, it is unknown whether Ron managed to procure a cheeseburger or not.

Posted by Bittle at 10:13 AM