Man’s attempt to get cheeseburgers from 911 ends predictably

An Indiana man called 911 seeking cheeseburgers. Small problem: 911 is an emergency service, not a chain restaurant serving delicious foods. The man learned that lesson the hard way.

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According to police, Gregory Jackson Sr. called 911 nine times in an attempt to get them to drop off cheeseburgers at his New Castle, Ind. home.

A 911 transcript obtained by WISH-TV reveals the depths of Jackson’s stupidity.

Dispatcher: Do you have an emergency sir, because you dialed 911.
Jackson Sr.: I dialed 911.
Dispatcher: Yeah you dialed 911.
Dispatcher: I don’t, I am not understanding a word your (sic) saying sir.
Jackson Sr.: (unintelligible)
Dispatcher: OK, what did you need?
Dispatcher: OK, so why did you call 911 for, what do you need.
Dispatcher: Do you have an emergency?
Jackson Sr.: A cheeseburger.
Dispatcher: Have a good day.

Jackson Sr. then called back because of course he did.

Dispatcher: 911, [what is] your emergency?
Jackson Sr.: 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.

Police eventually arrived at Jackson Sr.’s home not with cheeseburgers, but with a warrant for his arrest. The 52-year-old failed to appear in court just two days prior for a separate arrest.

Jackson Sr. is currently being held in jail with a court appearance scheduled for Wednesday. He’s previously served jail time for theft, dealing controlled substances, and criminal recklessness.