Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Man arrested after pocket-dialing 911

A man in Bangor, Maine who was wanted on warrants was arrested Saturday after accidentally calling 911 repeatedly on his cell phone.

Shortly before his arrest, James W. Green had been using a backpack leaf blower that  caused his phone to dial 911.

Police were able to pinpoint the location from which calls were coming by triangulating the signals from Green’s cell phone. When officers arrived, they determined that Green was wanted on two active warrants for failure to pay fines. (Info from Bangor Daily News)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Woman jailed for calling 911 four times to complain about manicure

A woman in Deltona, Florida who called 911 at least four times because she was upset about a bad manicure, was put in jail.

Volusia County authorities say Cynthia Colston got into a fight with a manicurist and was slightly injured with a nail clipper.

Colston says the dispute began when she refused to pay full price for nails that she felt had been cut too short. Officials say Colston made a series of calls to 911, even including one after a deputy had arrived to settle the situation.

(info from

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Woman called 911 to get boyfriend to propose

A Chicago woman called 911, falsely claiming her boyfriend was attacking her.

She was not being attacked. She was just trying to scare him into proposing.

He did not propose (in fact, he was in the process of breaking up with her), and she was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

(Info from WBBM)