Published January 14, 2015
A woman called 911 recently from Dallas-area restaurant merely to complain that she did not receive the extra shrimp she had ordered -- and she may get away with the "emergency" call without facing punishment, KDFW-TV reported on Tuesday.
“I always get the shrimp fried rice, so I said I’m going to get extra meat this time,” the woman told a 911 operator on Monday. “But he didn’t even put extra shrimp in there and I asked him, ‘Can you give me extra shrimp or can you give me my money back?’”
She added that the employee at A&D Buffalo’s in Haltom, Texas, “sort of hollered so I said I would call the police.”
Restaurant employees described the woman to MyFOXDFW.com as a regular customer. She asked for a refund, but since she had left the building and come back, they refused.
"She started yelling and screaming, brought her boyfriend in and they started making a scene in here,” Alex Kim, the restaurant’s attorney told the Dallas/Forth Worth FOX affiliate.
By the time the officer responded to the scene, the woman had left. Police said the woman is not likely to be punished for the call.
“You have to make a phone call in a non-emergency situation and remain silent or be abusive or obscene to the 911 call taker,” a police spokesman told MyFOXDFW.com. “She was none of those things.”