Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?


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

She’s got her tongue stuck to a utility pole.”

Wash cloth on fire.”

Driving a lawn mower on fire on the expressway.”

Going for a donut run.”

Complainant will point out the man to deputies. Shouldn’t be hard to miss. He’s the one wearing no pants.”

Man had sexual relations for 10 dollars, and the woman stole 300 dollars from him. He wants the money back.”

In the yard yelling, ‘I WANT MY WOMAN BACK!’ on a cell phone.”

The mother is chasing her with a bat.”

Man stopping at a house claiming he’s Little Richard.”

He claims he doesn’t know the woman. She’s the mother of his children.”

He’s a male, white, but dressed up like a female with a blue jean skirt, high heels and carrying a black purse.”

Black male known for taking stuff from people’s yards, now walking around with a lawn mower.”

Call for a woman bleeding from the check. Must be cheek.”

30-year-old male peein’ all over.”

Are dogs allowed at the hospital?”


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