Posts tagged "911"

911 Dispatcher Tells Sexual Assault Victim To “Quit Crying”

A 911 dispatcher in Columbia, Ohio, is being criticized for telling a woman who had been sexually assaulted at gunpoint to "quit crying" during the upsetting call. The 20-year-old was attacked after 4 a.m. on Sunday morning by a strange man who broke into a house and held a gun to her head. Although the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 13, 2014

RIP Society: Woman Calls Emergency Services Over Ice Cream Sprinkles

A woman in West Midlands, England, called 999 (Britain's emergency call service) because of ice cream sprinkles. In the middle of an argument with the guy who'd just sold her an ice cream cone, she called police in a huff and detailed how he refused to put sprinkles on both sides. Um. Desserts are a…
By: Claire Hannum / June 4, 2014

Drunk Dialers Beware: Now You Can Text 911 During An Emergency

I can't decide if this is a genius or terrible idea. Cell phone providers have now made it possible for users to text message 911 during an emergency in case they're unable to speak. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless have all hopped on board with the new feature, but the ability to reach 911…
By: Katie Oldenburg / May 16, 2014

Listen To George Zimmerman’s Girlfriend’s 911 Call

Yesterday, George Zimmerman -- the man who shot and killed unarmed teen Trayvon Martin -- was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, called 911 and said Zimmerman broke all of her things and pointed a shotgun in her face. Now we ca…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 19, 2013

Man Calls 911 Because He Can’t Deal With One-Night Stand’s Loud Snoring

Remember the name Benjamin Todd Duddles. He should now be added to every woman's DO NOT SLEEP WITH LIST. But especially if you live in Waukesha, Wisconsin. In order to get rid of his one-night stand who was "snoring like a train" in his bed, Mr.
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 14, 2013

This 911 Operator Is Such A Jerk

We've all had moments in life when we've found ourselves laughing at the most inappropriate times. Like, in the middle of an argument or upon seeing someone's penis for the first time. (I still regret that.) But it shouldn't be too hard to keep a straight face in the middle of a life-threatening emergency. Whe…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 5, 2013

Debate This: Are You Bothered By This AT&T 9/11 Twitter Post?

Today is the 12th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001. AT&T posted this advertisement, featuring a hand holding a smartphone with an image of the memorial lights for the Twin Towers against the NYC horizon, to their Twitter page, writing, "Never Forget." Hmm, using…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 11, 2013

Man Calls 911 Because His “Prostitute Is Too Ugly”

Emergency services are there for you to call when you're short on Kool-Aid and weed, or to bitch about your mom, or, in the case of an unnamed British guy in West Midlands, England, to complain that the prostitute you've hired isn't attractive enough. The guy called the British equivalent of 911…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 14, 2013

Be My Boyfriend: Man Who Dialed 911 Looking For Kool-Aid & Weed

Dear Jarvis Sutton, Are you my soulmate? I think you might be, because it's pretty clear you appreciate Kool-Aid almost as much as I do. I love the Kool-Aid man so much, especially when he comes crashing through a wall screaming his signature catch phrase, "Oh yeah!" in his creepy smoker's voice. …
By: Julie Gerstein / May 2, 2013

September 11: Tragically Inspiring

On this day each year, I’m supposed to be remembering the thousands of lives lost as the Twin Towers collapsed 11 years ago. I do, of course, commemorate the innocent men and women (and children) who both passed away and risked their own lives to save others. But to me, September 11 is also a…
By: Daley Quinn / September 11, 2012

NBC Skips 9/11 Moment Of Silence For Kris Jenner Interview About Breast Implants

Outside of New York City, "The Today Show" chose not to air the 9/11 "moment of silence" at 8:46 a.m. this morning, the time when the first hijacked airplane hit the World Trade Center — in favor of ... wait for it ... an interview with Kris Jenner. The "Keeping Up With The…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 11, 2012

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Called 911 Twice To Report His Dream

Dear Mark Welch, I would like to start by saying that even if no one else does, I believe you. I've had that happen to me before -- where I woke up and the same stuff that I dreamed happened to me in real life. I was in college, around you age, when it happened.
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 7, 2012

Hot Links: Mark Wahlberg Makes Major 9/11 Gaffe

Mark Wahlberg is in a whole lotta hot water for giving the following quote -- about being scheduled to fly on one of the planes that was hijacked on 9/11 -- to Men's Journal: “If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did. There would have been a lot…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 18, 2012

Is This “Mad Men” Ad Insensitive To 9/11 Victims?

Oooh. That's no good. Who thought this was a good advertisement to put in downtown Manhattan? I love "Mad Men" as much as the next latte-drinking, Volvo-driving, East Coast liberal and I know the image of man in a suit falling from the sky in the opening credits is powerful iconography tied to the show.
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 18, 2012

Mind Of Man: My Plan On 9/11

I had a plan on September 10th, 2001. It was a rough plan, just broad strokes, really. But it was a plan. Because men make plans. You can’t build a bridge or pull off a bank heist or rescue a hostage without a plan. So I had a plan to get my life in order.
By: John DeVore / September 9, 2011

UPDATED: Rachel Uchitel Talks About Her Fiance Who Died In 9/11

UPDATE: Rachel Uchitel has said that she was "grossly misquoted" and is considering legal action against the NY Post for misconstruing the words below. Read more after the jump. “I believe Andy was meant to die because he was too good ... I’m almost happy it ended the way it did because I’ve learned so…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 6, 2011

Quickies: Liz Taylor And Michael Jackson’s Post-9/11 Road Trip & Blake Shelton’s Anti-Gay Tweets

On September 10, 2001, Michael Jackson played a concert in New York City and his two good pals, Liz Taylor and Marlon Brando, sat in the audience. On September 11th, NYC was attacked by terrorists and friends of the now-deceased stars claim the threesome hopped in a car and started driving cross-country. Claims Vanity Fair…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2011

Quickies: Paula Abdul’s V-Day 911 Call & Rihanna Poses Nude

An audio tape of Paula Abdul calling 911 on a Valentine's Day date with her boyfriend has been released. A hysterical Paula is heard yelling into the phone, "I wanna go and he won't let me!" Moments later Paula tells the dispatcher he'll drop her off. Police visited her at home that night and found…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2011

“The Daily Show” Talks to 9/11 First Responders

www.thedailyshow.comWhether you come down on the Republican or Democrat side, it's hard not to watch this clip from "The Daily Show" and…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 17, 2010

Woman Calls 911 Looking For A Husband

We've got a new one to add to the 10 stupidest 911 calls in recent memory. Audrey Scott, a 57-year-old from Alliance, Ohio, had a few to drink and then dialed 911 ... looking for a husband. Yes, any husband. She did this five times to be exact and on the final try finally…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 10, 2010
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