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11 Times People Thought Their Food "Emergencies" Required 911

I think it's safe to say that we've all had experiences at fast food restaurants that were less than ideal, but have you ever called 911 over a minor inconvenience at one? These people have.

1. Pizza, please.

Mirror UK

This is a REAL 911 call made in Arlington, Virgina.

Caller: "I'd also like to be connected to Domino's Pizza please, in Arlington."

Dispatcher: "That's not a, this is 911, 911 is for police and fire emergencies."

Caller: "Well I can't get through on the Pizza Hut line or 411."

Dispatcher: "OK, well, ma'am, 911 does not connect you to Domino's Pizza."

2. No soup for you!

Patch

So this call actually worked out in the end, but it's still wild. A man in Florida ordered soup from Leo's Grill and called 911 when he found a band-aid in it (I'm literally gagging). It was technically a non-emergency, but a health inspector found 22 health code violations.

911 Operator: 911, is this a police, fire or medical emergency?

David Baier: It's a non-emergency call. I tried to call your non-emergency number but they can't hear me and I can't get through.

911 Operator: What are you trying to report?

David Baier: I'm in a restaurant in Palm Harbor and I'd like to make some sort of report. There's a Band-Aid in our soup, and we'd like to get the health department involved in this.

911 Operator: OK. So, you need — you want to speak with the police?

David Baier: I do.

3. Missin' McNuggets

Fox News

Latreasa Goodman went to McDonald's to order a 10 pc. McNugget meal (yum), but after she paid she was informed the location was out of nuggets. The cashier suggested she order something else. Then Goodman called 911 three times.

"This is an emergency. If I would have known they didn't have McNuggets, I wouldn't have given my money, and now she wants to give me a McDouble, but I don't want one," police quoted her as saying. "This is an emergency."

Goodman was cited for misusing 911.

4. Morning Pick Me Up

Ray Osman really loves orange juice, and when he can't have it? Well, that's an issue. Osman went through the drive-thru and when he got home, noticed he had been jilted of his orange juice. He returned to the McDonald's and proceeded to call the police. An employee did the same thing, claiming Osman was blocking the drive-thru lane. He was sent to jail.

5. Tomato, Tomato

Bevalente Michette Hall ordered a flatbread pizza at Subway, and was shocked when she claims the restaurant used marinara sauce instead of "pizza sauce." She called the cops, naturally, and demanded police take her report. She wanted to make it on the news and get a free flatizza. Instead, she got jail time.

6. There Are Standards

Tracey McCloud ordered a meal from Main Moon Chinese restaurant in Ohio, when she decided her meal wasn't "up to par." She tried to talk to management about it, but they didn't speak English and wouldn't give her a refund. She called 911, and was then arrested for misuse of 911. Eventually she got her refund.

7. Have It Your Way

Burger King

A woman in Orange County called police when she ordered Burger King's "signature burger" and was given a burger with just lettuce and tomatoes. She believed she should have received a Western BBQ burger, and instead of asking for a change, called 911. She claimed she needed to be protected, to which the 911 operator replied, "What are we protecting you from?  A harmful cheeseburger?"

8. Cold Case

YouTube

We can all agree that cold french fries are the worst, but Gail was SO over it, she called 911. She was at Lil' Chick in Georgia when she received cold fries. Gail asked for her money back, but the restaurant refused. That's when she called police. An officer did arrive, but the restaurant still wouldn't refund her. The cop must have felt her pain, though, because he gave her $6 from his own pocket to cover the cost.

9. Funny Business

Rant Now

Donna Marie Nichols wasn't even two bites into her Hardee's burger when she knew something was up. After one bite, Nichols knew something "tasted funny." She called 911 to report her "nasty" burger, but she ended up getting arrested for abusing the emergency services line.

10. Morning Blues

Serious Eats

A couple in Arizona chose a local McDonald's as their breakfast stop one morning, but they soon regretted the choice when the restaurant forgot their hash browns. The wife threw her food at a cashier, then called 911. The cops arrived, calmed the couple down, but no hash browns were given to them.  

11. Lucky Number 7

WALB News

McDonald's is nothing if not a place of gluttony. Lorenzo Riggins knows this, which is probably why he ordered seven McDoubles. Problem is, the restaurant only gave him six. Riggins had already driven away when he realized the restaurant's error, so he called 911. He ended up getting arrested and spending the night in jail. I wonder if he got to eat his McDoubles first?

Which of these do you think was the most reasonable?

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