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22 Times People Called 911 Over Food

Updated September 11, 2019 3.4k votes 568 voters 88.0k views22 items

Have you ever called 911 because you thought your McDonald's french fries were cold or because you didn't like the sauce on your pizza? If not, then congratulations, you're a normal, reasonably well-adjusted person who understands the actual purpose of  911. This list, however, is NOT dedicated to the normal people, it's dedicated to idiots. Not just any idiots, but the type of idiots who think the police should get involved when they get the wrong type of burger at the drive-thru.   

Every single person on this list treated emergency services more like customer service. You'll be shocked how many times unhappy customers have made non-emergency 911 calls over culinary complaints, and even more surprised to learn what happened to these callers afterwards. Some got stern reprimands from the dispatcher, some were refunded by the police themselves, and some actually ended up in jail.

Your votes will determine just which 911 over food was the most ludicrous. These funny 911 tapes and stories may be the most hilarious things you'll listen to or read all week. We want to figure out which 911 call about food is the least appropriate for an emergency call, so vote up the funniest, most outrageous, and most unbelievable food-based 911 calls below!

  • 1

    They Wanted to Get Connected to Domino's

    Coming out of Arlington, VA, a 911 dispatcher got a call that went down like this:  

    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."

    Source: ABC News
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  • 2

    To Be Fair, Orange Juice Is Delicious and Refreshing

    In 2009, Ray Osman called 911 when he didn't get his morning orange juice at the McDonald's drive-thru. The 20-year-old was pissed off that he took his food home, only to find that his orange juice was missing. He returned and called the cops, but he wasn't the only one; a McDonald's employee called to report Osman blocking the drive-thru lane and knocking on the windows. Instead of getting his O.J., Osman got sent to jail.  

    Source: Associated Press

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  • 3

    She Got the Wrong Western BBQ Burger

    "I want my hamburger right" was the phrase of the day when an Orange County woman called 911 because she didn't get her Western BBQ burger at Burger King. The woman, who was confused about just which chain she was in, claimed she ordered the signature burger, only to receive a burger with just lettuce and tomatoes. The horror! The woman said the police need to protect her, to which the 911 operator replied, "What are we protecting you from?  A harmful cheeseburger?"

    Sources: YouTube, Snopes
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  • 4

    The Case of the Missing McNuggets

    Latreasa L. Goodman called 911 three times to report that her local McDonald's in Fort Pierce, Florida had run out of Chicken McNuggets. Goodman claimed it was an "emergency" and that they tried offering her a McDouble cheeseburger instead, but she didn't want one. The 27-year-old was cited for misusing 911.  

    Source: Fox News
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