“He is having a fox problem – the animal type.”

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


Says she doesn’t want anyone stealing her cigarettes and coffee and putting poison in them.”

Naked man knocking on the back door. Says he was robbed.”

Looked like a cab driver fighting with a couple of people. Then he went back in the bar.”

He says he’s watching the kids while their mother is out of town and the kids are upset because they don’t like him.”

Holding a rosary and taking off his clothing.”

He was bit in the face and he wants an apology.” (moments later a cop heard on the scanner in a soft voice “I’m sorry”)

She’s trying to kill herself with a shoelace.”

A sewer rat, the size of a large cat, hanging out on the stove.”

I think we’re looking for a big, hairy guy called ‘Grinch’.”

Since you were a young animal control officer, you’ve really come a long way.”

He says he is having a fox problem – the animal type.”

Woman assaulted by her son, daughter and husband.”

Man broke into her apartment; is now trying to sell her microwave on the street.”

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