“Apple sauce boiling over.”


For years, reporters in the WHAM 1180 radio newsroom in Rochester, New York, documented the wackiest emergency calls overheard on the police scanner:

146 Park Avenue for the apple sauce boiling over.”

Trying to kill himself by drinking alcohol.”

Don’t bother us. We’re on the Ho Chi Minh Trail.”

Seeing little green men running out of the shower and tiny children running around the house.”

There’s an issue regarding poop from a dog.”

Male head-butting a road sign.”

The victim is described as being in his underwear.”

Male stole some things from the store. He’s hot footin’ it across the bridge now. He’s munchin’ on the ice cream he didn’t pay for.”

Reportedly took complainant to get some food. Wouldn’t let her out of the car. Pulled off her wig.”

Stole some Slim Jims from the store.”

Suspect seen rolling garbage cans down the roof.”

Man on telephone poll changing cable TV wire.”

Annoying kids on the trampoline.”

A 6-foot male crawling around on the parking lot.”

A man in a snowbank with one shoe. Apparently his friends left him there. He lives in Geneseo.”

Possible intox. Man standing at a parking meter. He’s been putting money in for about 20 minutes.”

Two people engaging in sexual activity on the hood of their car.”

Man yelling ‘Yo!’ in front of a building.”


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