Drunk Guy Calls 911 To Report Broken iPhone

You've got to hear these 911 tapes

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Drunk Guy Calls 911 To Report Broken iPhone
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People call 911 for a lot of stupid reasons, and god bless our emergency operators for having to deal with some of the stuff they deal with. This example of 911 abuse might be the most idiotic one I’ve seen in quite some time.

In Illinois, Michael Alan Skopec, 48, was arrested after placing five calls to 911 complaining that his iPhone wasn’t working. Officers were dispatched to Skopec’s house after he repeatedly used the emergency service to report his broken Apple device. Once they were there, they arrested him for “refusing to comply with orders from deputies,” according to The Smoking Gun.

In a shocking development, the Sheriff’s Office says that alcohol was involved.

Because Mr. Skopec decided to get hammered drunk and try to work his iPhone, we the public are given the gift of the 911 tapes. And boy, are they great. Not only are they great because Skopec is such an idiot, but it shows just how patient 911 operators can be in the face of someone who is obviously wasting their time. Amazing. (NSFW)

Favorite exchange:

All-too-patient-operator: Do you have an emergency?

Drunk idiot: My emergency is my f*cking phone don’t work.

All-too-patient-operator: OK, what’s your address?

Drunk idiot: 1-0-blahbluh-blah-blo-blah blah blah-blah, ok you understand that?

All-too-patient-operator: No sir, I did not understand that.

There are so many questions that we will never know – mainly what phone was he calling 911 from? Maybe some of his apps weren’t working, and that was the problem. Oh well, thanks Mr. Skopec for making my day.

BONUS: How could I even talk about 911 calls without giving you the cop who thinks he OD’ed on pot? This version is animated, for your pleasure:

[Lead Image courtesy of Gawker]

Drunk Guy Calls 911 To Report Broken iPhone
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  • Maht

    I bet the idiot was trying to enter his passcode to login and it allowed him to make an emergency call. People should be required to take a test before they are allowed to use any electronic device.

  • RD

    stupid drunken midwest pollack.

    • Karl

      Yeah, because Michael & Alan are Polish names…. You’re just an ignorant prick.

      • ben

        no, but SKOPEC sure is. are you polish or something?

  • Deb

    WOOOOOOOWWWW… what a dummy… if you can dial 911, you can also dial 611 which will put you through to ATT.

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