“Loitering with a Purpose.”


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

Man says he needs an ambulance, cuz he’s dying of walking.”

Cop: “I’m looking for a male Korean, about 5’10”, 110 pounds.              Dispatcher: “I know what happened to him. He blew away.”

They recognize him, but he’s not here.”

Woman calling from Toronto thinks she left her iron on. Wants forced entry.”

Loitering with a purpose.”

Has a ruptured dick. Uh… disc!”

624 Scio Stweet…. Uh…. Street.”

The person who stole his phone is trying to sell it back to him.”

Is it enroute (en-rowt) or enroute (en-root)?”

He says he thinks the squirrel is getting impatient.”

He will be the one in a camouflage shirt and underwear on his head.”

Says he shot him with a bow and arrow and he hopes that will deter him.”

You’re not gonna believe this. The guy doin’ crack uptairs – his name is Cornelius McCracken.”

Suicidal female trying to burn herself with an iron.”

In the intersection, there’s a man boxing with himself.”

Kids jumping off a bridge and be advised, some of them are naked.”

Call from a 28-year old female who thinks she has a small camera implanted in her eye.”


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