People usually call 911 for emergencies. Apparently, there is some discrepancy as to what constitutes an emergency. According to The Inquisitr on Jan. 3, a Tennessee grandmother called 911 on New Year’s Day to report that she was out of beer and request a delivery.
Apparently there was trouble in paradise before Grandma ran out of brew. Allegedly, the woman slapped her granddaughter. Why? She wouldn't go to the store to get more beer, of course! It was at that point Grandma decided a call to her local 911 emergency service was in order to help her get more beer.
Grandma told the CBS Memphis affiliate, “I told police that’s what me and my granddaughter got to arguing about – a coke and a 20-ounce can of beer.” But, of course, she denied ever calling 911 to ask the police to deliver the beer.
The 68-year-old Grandma is being charged with domestic assault for slapping her granddaughter and will incur a 50-dollar fine for misuse of the 911 system. Calling 911 for a non-emergency matter is against the law in virtually all states in the U.S.
Fifty dollars for a fine doesn't seem like much. Do you think it will discourage non-emergency calls like this to 911 in the future? Should they increase the fines? What do you think? Leave a comment and let me know.