A lot of the 911 calls HF takes are from college students attending the local university. Mostly college freshmen away from home for the first time. This is one of my favorites. HF took a call from a hysterical freshman. (FG= Freshman Girl)
HF: 911 What's the address of your emergency?
FG: I was walking, and these guys in a pickup truck wearing ski masks, drove up next to me and threw raw hot dogs at me and started yelling WEINER! I feel so dirty!
Once, a dad from out of state called because he was concerned that his son overslept and didn't hear his alarm and probably didn't get to class on time. He wanted a police officer to go and wake him up at his apartment. HF asked him if he thought that his son might be hurt, but the dad said that his son has always slept through his alarm, and he was positive that that was the case. HF said, "This is the police. We don't do wake up calls. Call us back if there is an emergency."
While I understand why the hot dog girl would be upset, after the initial shock wears off, and you realize that no harm was intended, and you are living in the dorms where people do stupid things all the time, wouldn't you kind of think it was funny? It reminds me of an experience I had when I was a teenager. I was walking home from school and some guys pulled up in the bike lane on their scooter and acted like they were stopping to meet me. I didn't mind because I thought they were cute, but then the guy on the back pulled from behind him a fire extinguisher and sprayed me with it at close range. I think because it happened so fast I got scared and upset because I didn't really know what was going on. Once they drove off and I was left there soaking, I was laughing really hard. I thought it was hilarious. But I'm a prankster and I appreciate a good prank.