When Turkish residents thought they saw a struggling swimmer fighting to stay afloat, they called the police immediately. A team of Turkish rescuers sprung into action and quickly found a victim who wasn’t capable of drowning – because it was an inflatable sex doll.
Multiple concerned residents phoned in the mystery swimmer to local authorities. The doll was floating in the Black Sea in Turkey and the calls prompted police to cordon off a portion of the beach stretching along the northern Samsun province. Police sent a diving team into the water on the rescue mission.
Upon returning to shore, the “victim” was deflated and disposed of in the trash. No word yet on where the doll came from – and, to be honest, we highly doubt anyone will ever own up to it.
Keep clicking to see more ridiculous, yet real, reasons people found it necessary to call the authorities.
"The strip club won’t let me in with my kitten!"
Just earlier this month, a man in Florida went to his local strip club for a little adult entertainment with his pet kitten in tow. However, he was denied entry. The man was so completely taken aback that the strip club wouldn’t allow his tiny cat into the club that he decided to call 911 on them repeatedly.
"The manicurist cut my nails too short!"Another Florida resident decided that 911 is the number you call to complain about a business. After being less than satisfied with her manicure, this woman called 911 four times to rat out the nail technician she claimed had cut her nails shorter than she wanted.
"The TV news needs to be arrested!"Also in Florida, a man who had become notorious for callling 911 on a regular basis decided that it was necessary to let them know that he thought the television news should be arrested. When he was told that the line was for emergencies only, he simply responded with, “I do not have an emergency.”
"I’m stuck naked in a hot tub!"
Just when you thought Florida was the only place where ridiculous 911 calls take place, in comes Oregon to steal all the glory.
A homeless man claiming to be the local sheriff called 911 to report that he was stuck naked in a hotel hot tub because there were no towels.
Before you start to roll your eyes and think the guy is obviously crazy, just know that he also asked for hot chocolate with marshmallows and a hug, which is all any of us are truly looking for in life.
"I didn’t get extra shrimp in my fried rice!"
A woman in Texas felt it necessary to pick up the phone and dial 911 to report that the restaurant she was at had not given her the extra shrimp she had requested for her fried rice.
You know what? Good for her. It's about time someone finally said something. Attention all restaurants owners: more shrimp please or we'll be forced to have you arrested.
"My cousin took my Playstation!"
Not too far from the ridiculous 911 phone call capital of the world, a 40-year-old man in Georgia found himself in quite the “emergency.”
Apparently, his cousin had stolen his Playstation, and he called the cops to fill them in on the situation. When he was told that this particular situation was not an emergency, the genius said it was about to be because he was going to kill his cousin in the future.
"I need to talk to Tim Tebow!"A man in New Jersey was arrested for making multiple calls demanding to talk to popular NFL NFL quarterback Tim Tebow. The man also claimed to be the president and was eventually tracked down by police hiding in his mother’s bedroom closet under some pillows.
"My mom took my beer away!"
Just when you thought you were out, Florida pulls you back in.
In exotic Pasco County, a 32-year-old man dialed the emergency line to demand his mother be arrested for stealing his beer.
Will someone let the woman who called 911 looking for a date know that we think we found the perfect man for her?
"Can you send that cute cop back over?"
A 45-year-old woman in Oregon had a police officer knock on her door to follow up on a noise complaint. She later called 911 to see if they could send the same officer back over because she thought he was cute.
The good news was that they did what she asked. The bad news was that it was to arrest her.
"I can’t unlock my car door!"This particular call came from the parking lot of a drug store where a woman claimed to be trapped in her car due to the electrical system failing. The first question the emergency operator asked was if the woman had tried to unlock the door manually.
The emergency operator waitied patiently on the other line during the three seconds it took the women to check into that and reply, “OK. OK. I got that going now. OK.”
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"Burger King is out of lemonade!"
A 66-year-old Florida man found it his duty to call the emrgency number to report that Burger King had run out of lemonade. Apparently, he had already ordered the lemonade, but when he got to the drive-thru window, he was informed that they were all out.If we were 911 operators, that would officially be where we quit.
Stories via ABC News