Aloha man calls 9-1-1 over botched fast-food order

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    Aloha man calls 9-1-1 over botched fast-food order – OregonLive.com

    Why are people calling 911 whenever their fast food order gets messed up?
     
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    LOL ... fleshlings ... such odd creatures.
     
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    I hope that he gets a full 6 months in jail and is fined the entire $2,500.

    Just to make an example of this loser.
     
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    That should be reserved for people who phone in an obviously fake emergency, such as a hostage situation or a potential suicide that clearly isn't happening.
     
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    Those examples are felonies, this one is a misdemeanor, there's a difference.
     
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    I thought both examples would fall under improper use of 9-11

    I know nothing of law though.
     
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    Aaah, they are two different charges, one involves making something up, the other is reporting something that is either not an emergency or crime. Calling into 911 ties up operators, since they can't really automate it, which means there is a chance that a real emergency will have to wait or go unanswered, usually resulting in something horrible. While making up a crime is outright lying, and thus a worse crime in itself.
     
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    I think it should be reserved for all misuse of the 911 system.
     

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