“A male driving inside a vehicle.”


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

A male driving inside a vehicle.”

He’s having dreams that he wants to kill the President and whatnot.”

Man sent to Burger King by a temp agency, got beat up once he got there.”

Person hanging out of a window, person inside holding onto his feet, security watching.”

Suspect in car trying to push over a porta john.”

Male robbed something from the store. Left his shirt and ID behind.”

The squirrel was bitten by a dog, and now the squirrel is running around in circles acting strange.”

Roofers are threatening to tear off the newly installed shingles.”

Current bat policy – you don’t respond to anything, right?”

Suspects took the victim’s pants and boots, leaving him naked except for a hoody.”

Don and Mike are talking about Lonsberry.”

A left eye injury. Injured by a skunk.”

Resident believes someone in the mob is waiting to get him outside.”

Three male blacks dressed in women’s clothing took a 2-liter of Sprite.”


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