Cops are always on call to help the public, but sometimes the public can push it a little too far under the pretext of emergencies!
Police officers take a solemn oath to protect and serve the public in their time of need. No matter what the situation, an officer will assist you when you ask for their help. But there are a few times officers are called to handle something that is a little out of their jurisdiction.
The Slidell Police Department shared an amusing incident on their Facebook page about a call that was so unusual, they really didn't know what to make of it. According to the statement, someone had called 911 after a local Taco Bell ran out of soft and hard taco shells!
Oh, the horror..!
"We can't make this stuff up," reads the post, which gained a lot of attention due to how absurd the citizen's complaint was! The officers had to tell the distraught citizen that while the lack of taco shells was a travesty, there was nothing the officers could do to help the situation.
"Hopefully, they are replenished in time for Taco Tuesday!" the post added.
While there's no news on whether the taco shells were replenished or not; this snippet of news may sound familiar because back in 2009, a woman called the cops after a local McDonald's ran out of chicken nuggets, forcing her to apparently call 911 to report the emergency.
27-year-old Latreasa Goodman apparently called the police after the local McDonalds told her that they ran out of chicken nuggets. The cashier told Goodman that she could pick anything else from the menu that equaled the value of the nuggets since all sales were final and offered her the McDouble.
But this didn't sit well with Goodman who called the local police and told them that the fast food restaurant was trying to force her to eat something off the menu she didn't want.
Reportedly, the officers cited Goodman on misuse of a 911 call. Hopefully, she'll call only during a McEmergency this time!