Saturday, December 31, 2011

Florida is scary #17

Woman eats too much 911 – A woman in Florida who dialed 911 claiming she eats too much has been charged with disorderly conduct and for Misuse of 911. A St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the emergency call at a local Travelers Inn located in the 3400 block of South U.S. 1. Police arrested Mary Ellen Lisee at a Fort Pierce, Florida for disorderly conduct.

The 911 call:

“My name is Mary Ellen Lisee. I have beaten, I believe in God, and He forgives me. I may joke, but I do not do crack. I will not for as long as I live.”

The hotel staff escorted police to her room where Lisee, 45, was yelling incoherently and jumping up and down in excitement.

A man who identified himself as her boyfriend was leaving for the night. He said it was too noisy and he needed to get some sleep. She was extremely loud in the room and in the hotel parking lot.

At that point, police interviewed the woman and asked how they could be of help to her. She stated that they should not be there. However, she did admit to calling them. The woman said she ate too much and dialed 911. Furthermore, when asked if she needed medical attention, the woman declined.

Lisee was then asked if she knew it was unlawful to misuse the 911 emergency systems. After she acknowledged the abuse, she was arrested for disorderly conduct and misusing the emergency system.

While this story is full of humor, it’s important to note that she is obviously abusing alcohol and the offense is a very serious matter. The woman who ate too much and dialed 911 could have clogged up the system during a real emergency. Hopefully, she gets the help she needs and understands that abusing the system can have life or death circumstances. At a minimum, it gets you a trip to jail.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Florida is scary #15

Santa Gets Stuck During His Grand Entrance - Video - KMBC Kansas City

What could delay the delivery of Santa’s gifts this Christmas?

Children might be wondering by now if Santa will have trouble going through their chimneys on Christmas Eve, especially after he got stuck making an entrance in a crowd of kids at a mall.

A man in a Santa Clause costume, hoping to wow kids by rappelling from the top floor of a Florida mall, got stuck after his long white beard was entangled in a rope.

“Santa!” one of the kids from below yelled as he saw helpless Santa struggling to free his stuck beard from the rope.

The announcer, who tried to keep the show rolling, told the kids to sing nice and loudly so they could help Santa come down.

Santa kicked and bounced around but to no avail. In the end, he had no choice but to spoil the kids’ excitement by removing his hat and beard so he could finally get down

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