A woman made a 911 call asking for cigarettes last week and found herself arrested as a result, US News reports Feb. 19. The phone call was meant to be a joke on Hood County's sheriff's deputies in Granbury, Texas.
Police said the 48-year-old woman was "very intoxicated" when she made the 911 call Feb. 11 requesting a delivery of cigarettes. She was charged with a misdemeanor and was released on $1,000 bond.
The woman arrested thought it would be funny to pull the ridiculous prank by calling an emergency number and ask for cigarettes, but authorities weren't laughing. The woman reportedly called the number six times while in her intoxicated state -- even screaming profanities and berating the dispatchers, Weird Crime reports. The woman's name, according to their report, is Joan Mayo. She allegedly told police she had no regard for the 911 system and would call whenever she wanted to. Authorities were considering having Mayo pay back money wasted by investigating her calls, but luckily no real calls were delayed in the process.
911 responders get all types of phone calls, but one asking for cigarettes or any other type of substance is probably a new one.