HOOKSETT, NH (CBS) – A Hooksett, New Hampshire woman was arrested for allegedly calling 911 because she wanted help ordering Chinese food. Police say 57-year-old Elizabeth Niemi called 911 to get medical help on March 15th. When the fire department arrived, they learned that she really just wanted help ordering food. The police department investigated, got a warrant, and arrested Niemi almost two weeks later. She was charged with Misuse of Emergency-911.
Such a catch 22 with Chinese food. On the one hand I love it when the workers at Chinese food places can’t speak a lick of English. It makes me feel like I’m about to get the good shit. But on the flip side it’s almost impossible to place your order. You can’t understand them. They can’t understand you. It’s a debacle. It may not be a 911 situation but it’s clearly a 912 situation at the very least. So I guess what I’m saying is I kind of see where Elizabeth was coming from here.