January 07, 2012

Don't Call 911

Westland, Michigan man faces fine and three months in jail for "malicious use of communications device misuse of 911," which is, evidently, the technical legal term for calling 911 more than once when police don't show up.

This will be summarily dismissed, I'm sure, (and if not, man, we have an even bigger problem than even I think) especially now that it has attracted a bit of media attention, but it is absolutely insane that this kind of thing carries even the possibility of a jail sentence. That said, it could have gone a whole lot worse for these people if the police had actually shown up.

Posted by Dr. Frank at January 7, 2012 04:18 PM | TrackBack

Alcatraz is totally underrated.

Posted by: Guest at January 9, 2012 03:31 PM