An angry mama hamster is probably not an emergency but one man felt it was a case for 911 when he called about an aggressive hamster who had just birthed 10 babies. He planned to drop the hamsters in a RCMP parking lot before the dispatcher talked him down.
The situation was eventually resolved, with no harm coming to the hamster or her babies, the RCMP said in a Tuesday news release.
That's just one in a series of 911 calls that the RCMP are publicizing as they look to reduce frivolous calls tying up emergency phone lines.
Another call saw the Mounties deal with a situation lifted from the world's most popular joke. A caller phoned 911 about a chicken trying to cross the road and causing chaos at a major intersection.
The caller even gave a meticulous description of the offender: brown feathers, a red comb, a yellow beak and chicken legs.
Another man called 911 about a substandard pizza he had ordered the previous night for which the pizzeria refused a replacement. Police explained to the man that they could not enforce good food. The man hung up satisfied with that explanation.
The RCMP urges the public to use 911 only when crimes are in progress or when people or property are being threatened.
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Joshua Basso, 32, called 911 to request female deputies be sent to his home for "sexual gratification." He was arrested on Aug. 24 and confessed to making the lewd phone calls.
Jarvis Sutton, 34, was arrested after calling 911 80 times in one day asking for a delivery of burgers, Kool-Aid and pot.
Police in Tampa, Fla., arrested Robert Hagerman for calling 911 on his daughter after she refused to buy him a beer.
He called 911 - TWICE - to report that his dreams were becoming a reality. Listen to his 911 calls.
Clyde Hobbs was arrested in May, 2012 for allegedly calling 911 at least 17 times -- to talk dirty to operators. He'd been arrested several times in the past for the same crime. When cops arrived to collar him, Hobbs asked, "Are you here to arrest me again?" <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/09/clyde-hobbs-called-911-to-talk-sex_n_1502536.html?1336569858" target="_hplink">Read more.</a>
Michael Barker called 911 repeatedly in Hudson, Fla. asking them to fetch him a taxi and saying that he lost his football. Cops arrested him for allegedly misusing the emergency system on Feb. 20, 2012. Read more <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/23/911-caller-wants-taxi-michael-barker-florida_n_1296979.html" target="_hplink">here.</a>
Everett Lages was arrested when he allegedly called 911 after he was not allowed to bring his kitten inside a strip club.
Rother McLennon of East Hartford, Conn., called 911 and complained that he "specifically asked for little turkey and little ham, a lot of cheese and a lot of mayonnaise," and the Grateful Deli in East Hartford got it wrong.
Weediculous 911 Calls
Calvin Hoover, a 21-year-old Oregonian, called 911 from his car to report his weed stolen. But it took the dispatcher a while to understand him because the allegedly drunk driver was vomiting on himself during the call. Colorado cannabis smoker James Farnsworth got what he wanted when he called 911 to report his ganja stolen. Officers arrested the alleged perp. What Farnsworth didn't expect is that cops would search him as well, find enough weed on him to label him a dealer, and arrest him on the spot. Detroit-area officer Edward Sanchez allegedly took some green he'd confiscated during an arrest he made, cooked it into a batch of brownies, and ate them with his wife. He got so blazed that he thought he was dying -- according to the tape -- and called 911 for an ambulance. "We made brownies," he told the dispatcher. "And I think we're dead. Time is going by really really really really slow."
John R. Pacella
John R. Pacella called 911 at 4 a.m. and told the operator he "wanted to see an officer because he wanted to fight with them." When police showed up at his door, he began pushing and shoving officers. He was promptly arrested.
Calling 911 by accident can make you feel like an ass, but now comes a study suggesting that nearly 40 percent of New York City's 911 calls were "butt dials."
Christian Luckett placed 10 calls to 911 to complain about his service at a Skyline Chili restaurant in Cincinnati, Ohio. Luckett was allegedly drunk when he called the police and demanded officers come to his home for a domestic disturbance -- but he was really just mad at Skyline Chili's. Cops arrested him at his apartment.
Doyle Hardwick is now behind bars after calling 911 complaining that his wife would not let him check Facebook in peace.