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Even Less Wild

The 911 call wasn’t very compelling: the man told Fort Walton Beach, Fla., police dispatchers that he was “upset because he has food and not [a] fridge.” Wait, what? His apartment manager, he explained, promised him a refrigerator, but hadn’t provided it yet. The dispatcher told the man that was neither an emergency nor a police matter, but the man “defiantly” said he didn’t care, and would keep calling 911 until he “received satisfaction” for his complaint. Over the next two hours, the man called seven more times with the same complaint, so officers were sent out. Richard Wild, 60, admitted he knew it was a civil matter, and not an emergency. He was arrested, charged with misuse of 911. (RC/Northwest Florida Daily News) ...At least someone received satisfaction.
Original Publication Date: 05 October 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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