They say love comes knocking when you least expect it. Lorna Dudash thought that day had come for her back in June 2006 when a good-looking sheriff's deputy showed up at her door in Washington County, Ore., responding to a neighbor's noise complaint.
Dudash, then 45, called 911 after he left, asking for his name and wanting know if he could please come back, saying he was "the cutest cop I've seen in God knows how long."
"I know it's not an emergency but heck, it doesn't happen very often, a good-looking man comes at your doorstep," she told the 911 dispatcher.
The deputy did come back -- to arrest her.
She was charged with making a false 911 call. Dudash pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 2 years probation and 100 hours of community service, according to ABC affiliate KATU.
A famous name turned up in a 911 call from October 2008. In the weeks leading up to his brother's failed presidential bid, Joe McCain allegedly called 911 near Alexandria, Va., wanting to know why traffic was stopped on his side of Interstate 95 and not the opposite direction, according to an audio recording of the call.
When the caller hung up, the 911 officer called the number back and got a voicemail message saying it belonged to Joe McCain and that he hoped Sen. John McCain would be elected on Nov. 4. Joe McCain allegedly called back 911, upset about the message left by the operator stating that abusing 911 could be a criminal matter.
"Someone gave me this riot act about the violation of police," McCain could be heard saying on the second call.
"911 is used for emergencies, only not just because you're sitting in traffic," the officer replied.
Joe McCain could not be reached for comment at the time.
Jean Fortune, 66, was charged with misuse of 911 communications after placing a Feb. 7 call when a Boynton Beach, Fla., Burger King ran out of lemonade.
Talking to the dispatcher from his car outside the drive-thru window, Fortune said he ordered a complete meal, but was only told about the lemonade shortage when he pulled forward to pay.
Then, he complained that he was told his food would take 15 minutes to finish.