Man calls 911 asking to order a cheeseburger
A craving for a cheeseburger led to the arrest of a man in Indiana.
Friday night, New Castle 9-1-1 emergency dispatchers got a phone call from Gregory Jackson Sr. Only they didn't know it was him... yet.
Dispatcher: Do you have an emergency sir, because you dialed 911.
Gregory: I dialed 911
Dispatcher: Yea you dialed 911
Much of what he said was hard to understand.
Dispatcher: I don't, I am not understanding a word your saying sir.
Dispatcher: OK, what did you need?
The dispatcher worked to try and figure it out.
Dispatcher: OK, so why did you call 9-1-1 for, what do you need.
Dispatcher: Do you have an emergency?
Gregory: A cheeseburger.
Dispatcher: Have a good day.
But Gregory didn't give up. He called back again...
Greg: Yes, I just spoke with you. You hung up on me.
Dispatcher: Well I asked if you had an emergency.
You said no, you needed a cheeseburger. So we don't take cheeseburger orders.
Dispatcher: You know if you give me some information maybe we can try and help you out.
Eventually, the dispatcher found out the man on the phone was very familiar to the New Castle Police Dept. Gregory Jackson Sr. A man with a long criminal history, mostly alcohol related.
Jackson did serve time in prison for theft, dealing a controlled substance and criminal recklessness. Dispatchers were afraid he hadn't had anything to eat in a long time so they sent an officer to his apartment.
Dispatcher: You hear them knocking? Greg: Yes
When police arrived they realized that Jackson was wanted on a warrant for failing to appear in court for a hearing earlier that week.
Jackson had a court appearance Wednesday.