A women in Hooksett, New Hampshire has been arrested and let out on $5,000 bail after being arrested for miss use of emergency services.
The 57 year old Elizabeth Niemi dialled 911 a few weeks ago and she quickly got a dispatcher.
She then proceeded to ask for medical assistance which the dispatcher promptly provided by sending out the fire department.
Things took an interesting twist though once the fire fighters showed up on scene assuming they were responding to Niemi’s call for medical help.
Instead she said what she really needed was help ordering Chinese take out and not medical help.
The Hookset, New Hampshire Police department filed an investigation into the matter which turned into a warrant for Niemi’s arrest.
She was taken into custody a few weeks after the incident occurred. Currently out of bail Niemi is due back in Court on April 17 for her charged crime.
Believe-it-or-not, this isn’t the first time someone has been arrested for calling 911 over Chinese food.
In 2011, Savannah police released the recording of a call a woman made to report that she got the wrong food in her Chinese food delivery.
They published the call as a reminder to the public that it’s a misdemeanor to call 911 unless there’s an actual emergency. Here is a transcript and the audio of the call:
911: Metro area 911, what’s your emergency?
WOMAN: Yeah I need to for to send to [address] this is Hong Kong Chinese restaurant to go. I ordered food, and they gonna give me the wrong food. I bring this inside, they gonna tell me nah ain’t me they ain’t gonna give my money they gonna have to give me my money uh uhhh I need somebody… [indecipherable]
[Address and contact info given]
911: Alright, I’ll send someone to talk to you.
WOMAN: Y’all what, y’all need to stop talking like that because I don’t like that [indecipherable] you don’t talk like that in front of me because then I’m gonna get angry.
911: I’m going to send someone over there to talk to you.
WOMAN: Alright, thank you.
911: Alright, bye-bye.
WOMAN: Y’all make me angry…
Police: NH Woman Called 911 To Get Help Ordering Chinese Food
Woman arrested after calling 911 over Chinese food order