21 year old Robert Michelson of Farmington, Connecticut called 9-1-1 to ask if he would get in trouble for having a marijuana plant.  The 9-1-1 call can be heard at KFSN TV ABC30’s website, here.

The answer was “yes”.  He has the right to remain silent.  He should have availed himself of that right before calling 9-1-1.  Apparently Robert is not one of the brighter lights of the Farmington area.

He might have gotten away with it, if he’d only used a pre-paid or basic model cell phone.  Those can’t be traced.  He used, apparently, his wired phone at home.  We know EXACTLY where those phones are…

Think of the dumbest question someone might ask a 9-1-1 operator (other than the one Robert asked), and I can assure you someone has already asked it of a dispatcher recently.  You’ve heard about the chicken nuggets lady, I’m sure.  Or the Whopper not done his way guy.  People will call about anything.  Most do not end up in jail.

The oddest thing I’ve been asked on 9-1-1?

“When is the fog going to be turned off?”

What’s YOUR emergency??