View Full Version : Florida man dials 911, complains his sandiwch had no sauce

08-05-2008, 07:50 AM
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Fla. man dials 911, complains his sub had no sauce

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The sauce for a spicy Italian sandwich was apparently a must have for one Florida man. The man, Reginald Peterson, called 911 twice after a sandwich shop left off the sauce.

Peterson initially called the emergency number Thursday so that officers could have his subs made correctly, according to a police report. The second call was to complain that police officers weren't arriving fast enough.

Subway workers told police that Peterson, 42, became belligerent and yelled when they were fixing his order. They locked him out of the store when he left to call police.

When officers arrived, they tried to calm Peterson and explain the proper use of 911. Those efforts failed, and he was arrested on a charge of making false 911 calls.

Peterson did not have a listed phone number.

08-05-2008, 10:25 AM
pretty sure they missed the hyphenated part of his last name, which I am POSITIVE is Flantdig

:beard: Iso&Baws

I bet he used his one phonecall to dial 911 and tell them to bugger themselves

08-05-2008, 10:26 AM
And then informed them that he was thinking about possibly extending one of his fingers in a rude gesture at sometime in the future.

El Chuxter
08-05-2008, 11:08 AM
Something about this story makes me think of Katie Couric making a snide remark.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-05-2008, 11:24 AM
Lay off the guy. He just dialed the wrong number. He wanted 811, or as they call it "Ate One Won," the line for food related issues.

08-05-2008, 11:27 AM
Lay off the guy. He just dialed the wrong number. He wanted 811, or as they call it "Ate One Won," the line for food related issues.
Hooooo boy. BCJ, you've laid some eggs in your day, but this is right up their with the worst best of them.:D

Bel-Cam Jos
08-05-2008, 12:00 PM
Hooooo boy. BCJ, you've laid some eggs in your day, but this is right up their with the worst best of them.:DLaid an "egg?" Now who's using food puns, Cappy? :rolleyes:

08-05-2008, 12:06 PM
Laid an "egg?" Now who's using food puns, Cappy? :rolleyes:
Sorry. I didn't mean to cheese you off.

08-05-2008, 09:02 PM
I don't want to milk this for an obvious joke...but if he wanted sauce for his hoagie, why not just call Slicker's Mom ?

I guess that's two jokes. ;)

08-06-2008, 10:07 AM

08-06-2008, 12:48 PM
MŲtley CrŁeŁeŁeŁeŁeŁeŁeŁeŁe.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
08-07-2008, 12:17 AM
More fuel for Adam Carolla's Germany or Florida segment.

08-08-2008, 08:37 PM
This is so funny that I actually don't even have a snide comment to add to the discussion.

But I'd like to thank Darth Quack for posting it. That made me laugh!

08-09-2008, 01:00 AM
What a bunch of baloney. That guy's a ham.

It depends. What's on a spicy Italian sandwich? Maybe the guy's just a cheap slice of roast beef?

Well, we are what we eat...lol

Bel-Cam Jos
08-09-2008, 09:58 AM
Well, we are what we eat...lolGuess that means I must have a bucket of parts, and speak like Don Rickles in Pixar films...

08-09-2008, 08:55 PM
Howdy, Vic ! :)

08-10-2008, 05:29 AM
Mayo date be a saucy one.

08-10-2008, 09:15 AM
Just don't drink too much. You might have to turnip and pea.

08-10-2008, 11:16 AM
2-1B is a busy guy. He's got a large family, so much of his time is spent trying to pumpkin.

08-10-2008, 01:12 PM
Two all beef patties, special sauce.

08-10-2008, 01:40 PM
It sounds like this is becoming a trend:

You might have heard about the Florida man who called 911 when his Subway sandwich didn't meet his standards, but did you know about Columbus' hamburger emergency?

Florida is in the news this week for odd 911 encounters, but law officers in Franklin County say abusing the emergency-call system for personal crises isn't unusual here.

"We get folks who have had someone to take care of them all their lives, so they call us when they hit their threshold of frustration. They don't have coping skills," said Brent Mull, operations lieutenant in the Columbus police radio room.

Columbus police got their fast-food 911 call about two months ago. A woman returned her burger to the counter of a local fast-food restaurant, and the employees remade it; but she still rejected it, asked for a refund and went outside to wait for police, Mull said.

Other callers have included a woman who wanted officers to force her 8-year-old to stop watching porn, and cubicle dwellers who wanted police to enforce office rules.

The callers weren't drunk; they just didn't know where to turn for advice, Mull said.

"We just kind of laugh and replay the recording for the person next to us."

However, potential crimes are taken seriously no matter how ridiculous they sound, said Lt. Karen Cotner of the Franklin County sheriff's office.

"Generally, people call for things they truly perceive as true emergencies," she said. "I don't want to trivialize it."

For instance, authorities got a number of calls from people scared that their mail might be laced with the bacteria that causes anthrax after it killed five people in 2001, Cotner said.

She urged Franklin County residents to remember that 911 is for emergencies, and not all crimes are emergencies. Police departments also have non-emergency lines. An unnecessary call ties up an operator who might otherwise be sorting out a life-or-death situation.

In Florida, a man called police to try to get them to force Subway workers to make his spicy Italian sandwich properly, and another phoned about a slot machine he thought had stolen his money at a casino.

Both men were charged with making false 911 calls.

James Marcello, 61, of Columbus, served jail time here for calls he made from a pay phone. Investigators with the Columbus Division of Fire tracked down Marcello as the source of more than 100 calls reporting fake emergencies and information about his neighbors. He pleaded guilty in May to one count of making false alarms and was put on probation in July.

Authorities regularly investigate calls, but really-bad-sandwich watchdogs often escape to dial another day.

"We, of course, get these calls," Cotner said. "But prosecutors are reluctant to do anything about it until you get like 50 calls from the guy."

The whole thing is ridiculous. Immature idiots who don't know how the deal with...well...immature idiots.

When I hear about stories like this I weep for the future of mankind.

This would make a great television special...stupid 911 calls! It would be even better if they could get some video footage of actual incidents, maybe some recreations and actual recordings of the 911 calls!

08-10-2008, 02:01 PM
More idiot 911 callers on youtube:


Need a date? Call 911:



Bel-Cam Jos
08-10-2008, 02:21 PM
Ah, responsibility and consequences. Remember those things?

911 Operator: "911. How may I help you?"
Caller: "I want to be independent and make my own choices. I want to be taken seriously and treated as an adult."
911 Op.: "Would you like our automated system?"
Caller: "What? I don't know. Maybe?"
911 Op.: "Let me try this: if you would like to accept personal responsibility for your decisions, press one. If you would like someone/something else to do this for you, providing you with technically a scapegoat if things don't go exactly as you want them to, press two."
Caller: [sound of '2' key pressed]
911 Op.: "Have a nice day."

08-11-2008, 04:43 AM
Other callers have included a woman who wanted officers to force her 8-year-old to stop watching porn

LMAO! Um - child-lock those "subscription channels," supervise the internet use of a minor, hide that video collection... no - I know: dial 9-1-1 :rolleyes:

Actually, I don't know why an 8 year old would be interested in porn. A 13 year old, yes. But 8? To an 8 year old, the most porn could be is like bad comedy. You got to admit, people "bumpin' uglies" could look really ridiculous to a kid who's inexperienced in the pleasure of it all. I was always curious about girls "and what they had down there" even when I was a youngster though. But there are so many kid interests - like Star Wars - that are prefectly distracting to the point where even an 8 year old with unlimited access to porn, should never be as interested in it as say might a 13 year old (or older yet).

Ironic how a 30 year old who's still into Star Wars, also has "something wrong with him." :rolleyes: