"To get a police officer out here, what has to happen?" the woman asked, to which the dispatcher assured her that an officer was on the way.
But when police arrived, the woman had fled with her chopsticks.
While technology has made lives easier for many, it helps sometimes to remember the days of yore, when not everything was achieved with the push of a button.
Such was the case when a Florida woman called 911 from a Walgreen's parking lot, telling the dispatcher that her car's electrical system was not working and she was trapped inside.
"I cannot open my door. I can't get the windows down. Nothing electrical works," the woman, who was not identified, told the Kissimmee dispatcher.
"And it's just getting very hot in here. And I'm not feeling well," she continued. "I need some help."
The dispatcher immediately asked if the caller had tried to pull up on the lock manually, noting that she should have been able to unlock the car that way even if her car's electric system wasn't working.
The woman could be heard trying to do so and, then, said, "OK, OK. I got that going. OK."
The woman then told the dispatcher she was going to try calling AAA for help with the car.
"I'm sorry," she said.
"That's OK," the dispatcher replied just before the call was disconnected.
Police responded to the home of an Athens, Ga., gamer after he called 911, frantic at the loss of his Playstation video game system.
Anthony White, 40, told the 911 operator that his cousin had stolen the system and that he was going to do whatever it took to get it back.
"I wanna go over and get my Playstation," White could be heard saying on the call, insisting that it was an emergency even after the operator informed him otherwise.
"Anthony, that's not an emergency. Hold on a minute," the operator said, to which Anthony replied, "Yeah, it is."
When the operator explained the meaning of emergency, White shot back, "I'm gonna kill the son of a b----. How about that?"
ABC affiliate WAAY reported that when police showed up at White's home, he told them he had a gun and requested they shoot him. After then threatening to shoot police, White was arrested on charges of making terroristic threats, which is a felony. He has bonded out of jail.
He could not be reached for comment.
It seems the brownies prevailed. Former Dearborn, Mich., police Cpl. Edward Sanchez resigned from his post after calling 911 in April 2006 to report that the marijuana-laced brownies he and his wife had eaten were making them sick.
"I think we're dying," he said. "I think we're dead. I really do."
"Time is going by really, really, really, really slow," he added later.
Sanchez was on the phone with the dispatcher for about five minutes, convinced he and his wife were overdosing, but also asking for things like the time. He told the dispatcher they used a "quarter-ounce" of marijuana, but he was not prosecuted.
A police commander at the department declined to tell local media why Sanchez was not prosecuted, according to The Associated Press, saying that he'd resigned as part of an internal investigation.
His wife, Stacey Sanchez, declined to comment. Sanchez could not be reached for comment.