A man in Lundar, Manitoba, Canada tied up local 911 service, pleading with the dispatcher to help him get the Jets football team back to Winnipeg.
According to Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press, the calls were placed last year but were never reported until uncovered recently in police documents.
From McIntyre: "The emergency dispatcher politely told the angry caller there was nothing she could do to help him and reminded him that he was tying up a valuable resource before hanging up. But the man continued to phone back, claiming he had a lot on his mind."
"He had apparently been drinking and told police he hadn't slept in days. He started talking about world conglomerates, things like that. He was hallucinating, obviously."
The last straw came when the man began insulting the 911 operator, eventually calling her a crude name. She warned him that his number had been traced and police were being sent out to arrest him. "If you're coming to get me, can you bring me some smokes," was his reply.
He was also charged with public mischief, false messages, harassing phone calls and obstructing justice.
The Jets moved to Phoenix--and were re-named the Coyotes--following the 1995-96 season, after spending 17 years in Winnipeg. (info from NHL.fanhouse.com)