Cell phone warriors: Mind your own business

Code 3 for the “pregnant female holding her stomach” and “looks like she’s high.”

Typical 911 call from a typical cell phone warrior.

It’s obvious nothing is happening as we arrive. I don’t even get out of the rig. Instead, I just stick my head out.

“Hi, ma’am.”


“What are you doing?”

“Nothing. Just waiting for my friend.”

“Everything alright?”

“Yeah! Thanks for checking on me.”


5 thoughts on “Cell phone warriors: Mind your own business”

  1. Drive by cell phonings are worse than drive by shoootings. As I’ve said before, there should be a $100.00 surcharge tacked on to your cell phone bill if you use your cell phone to call 9-1-1. If, after review by the EMS (or fire or police) crew that had to respond, they think your call was legit, you get that credited back. If not, you pay.

    Another one of my better ideas that will never be implemented.

  2. I agree with TOTW. EXCELLENT idea!! $100.00 is very reasonable, maybe even an undercharge.

    My favourite dispatch, especially at 0300: “MVC, heard but not seen. Caller drove on and refuses to stop.”

  3. Cell phone warriors is now are fave term. “guy holding arm, looks hurt” we never did find him…wasted 15 minutes and missed a call in our beat though…ugh

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