Georgia Woman Drives 911 Operators Crazy

A Columbia County, Ga., woman has been arrested for repeatedly calling 911 for non-emergency issues. The 54-year-old woman has been calling 911 with more and more frequency over the last few months for ridiculous reasons. On May 12, for example, she called 911 around 1:15 a.m. to say that a raccoon was on her front porch and she wanted deputies to come and tase it. She then called back an hour later, asking to have a deputy come to her home to escort her to the dumpster. Around 5:30 p.m. the same day, she called 911 saying she needed a deputy to Google the hours of three businesses because she was hungry. On May 15, the woman called 911 and hung up. Operators tried calling her back, but the woman never answered. About 12 seconds later, she called 911 again but didn’t speak. A deputy finally went to the woman’s house, and she told them she was fine. On May 19, the woman called 911 saying her head hurt and that she wanted a female deputy to come to her house. The operator instead dispatched an ambulance to her home, but when the medics knocked on her door, the woman refused to open it. As one of the medics attempted to talk to the woman, she continued to call 911 and then hung up the phone. Deputies said the woman, who was sitting on her couch, dropped her head and began shaking her legs and head as if she was having a seizure. Medics took her vitals and she was fine. She told them that she had “pseudo seizures that turn into real seizures.” She eventually refused to be taken to the hospital. That’s when deputies arrested her and took her to the Columbia County Detention Center. She was charged with unlawful conduct during a 911 call, which carries a $500 fine and up to a year in jail.