An Indiana man was arrested after he reportedly dialed 911 for a cheeseburger on Feb. 22, 2013.
Gregory Jackson Sr. was better off pranking McDonald's because his constant calls to 911 prompted police to come to his home in New Castle, IN and arrest him on an outstanding warrant.
Yahoo News reports that Jackson, 52, called 911 dispatchers nine times trying to order a cheeseburger. The calls went on for about 90 minutes, with dispatchers initially hanging up on the prankster. (Read the 911 transcript below)
"Well I asked if you had an emergency. You said no, you needed a cheeseburger. So we don't take cheeseburger orders." - 911 dispatcher
After several calls, dispatchers were reportedly concerned for the man's well being. The man told dispatchers that he kept calling because he had been disconnected.
Because he kept calling, 911 operators decided to ask some pointed questions so they could get personal information about Jackson.
Police found that he had an outstanding warrant and headed to his apartment in New Castle to arrested him.
UPI reports that Jackson had an outstanding warrant for failing to show up at a hearing on Feb. 20, 2013 for a public intoxication. Prior to that charge, he had been convicted for the same issue at least 13 times since the early 1990s.
Transcript of 911 call from WISHTV.com:
Dispatcher: Do you have an emergency sir, because you dialed 911.
Jackson: I dialed 911.
Dispatcher: Yeah you dialed 911.
Dispatcher: I don't, I am not understanding a word your saying sir.
Dispatcher: OK, what did you need?
Dispatcher: OK, so why did you call 911 for, what do you need.
Dispatcher: Do you have an emergency?
Jackson: A cheeseburger.
Dispatcher: Have a good day.
Dispatcher: 911, Your emergency.
Greg: Yes, I just spoke with you. You hung up on me.
Jackson: Well I asked if you had an emergency. You said no, you needed a cheeseburger. So we don't take cheeseburger orders.