Let’s Get This Party Started!


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

The people on the party barge can’t get the boat started.”

The hospital put a cork in his nose, and that’s why it’s bleeding now.”

The jumper missed… and hit the dirt.”

Complainant says he’s been knocked over due to the wind.”

A 325 pound male says the devil told him he was going to die tonight.”

I decided not to arrest him, because I’m a nice guy. But I can go back there and arrest him if you want me to.”

There’s a man laying on the street under a green blanket, nearly hit by a street cleaner.”

Assault. She hit him with rubber cement.”

Woman has a male in her backyard, lying in her hammock. Now sitting in her chair.”

Suspect’s armed with a staple gun.”

She is now pregnant from the 18-year-old sister’s boyfriend.”

Can we get a tow truck? Apparently two guys were racing and didn’t know the road ended.”

There’s bats in the house. There’s no emergency, and police don’t respond to bats.”

A man at the residence pulled the phone out of the wall. He’s demanding they give him 20 dollars or he won’t give them the phone back.”


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