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Police: Man Calls 911 Nine Times for Cheeseburger
WISHTV ^ | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | David Barra

Posted on 02/26/2013 4:50:26 PM PST by nickcarraway

A New Castle man's hunger for a cheeseburger landed him in jail.

Fifty two-year-old Gregory Jackson Sr. was so hungry this past Friday night, he called 911 to get it. Not just once, but according to the New Castle Police incident report, nine times in about a 90 minute span.

Instead of sending him a cheeseburger, however, New Castle police sent an officer to Jackson's apartment and arrested him.

Friday night, New Castle 911 emergency dispatchers got a phone call from Gregory Jackson Sr. The 911 calls obtained by 24-Hour News 8 show at first, the dispatcher didn't know it was him.

Dispatcher: Do you have an emergency sir, because you dialed 911. Gregory: I dialed 911. Dispatcher: Yeah you dialed 911.

Much of what Jackson said was hard to understand.

Dispatcher: I don't, I am not understanding a word your saying sir. Gregory: (unintelligible) Dispatcher: OK, what did you need?

The dispatcher worked to try and figure it out.

Dispatcher: OK, so why did you call 911 for, what do you need. Dispatcher: Do you have an emergency? Gregory: A cheeseburger. Dispatcher: Have a good day.

But Gregory didn't give up. He called back again. .

Dispatcher: 911, Your emergency. Greg: 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.

And again.

Dispatcher: You know if you give me some information maybe we can try and help you out.

Eventually, the dispatcher found out the man on the phone was very familiar to the New Castle Police Dept.

Gregory Jackson Sr. is a man with a long criminal history, mostly alcohol related. Jackson did serve time in prison for theft, dealing a controlled substance and criminal recklessness. The dispatcher was afraid Jackson hadn't had anything to eat in a long time, so they sent an officer to his apartment.

Dispatcher: You hear them knocking? Greg: Yes.

Jackson has an extensive arrest and conviction record. It turns out, he was wanted on a warrant for failing to appear at a court hearing issued two days before making the emergency cheeseburger calls.

Now, he is being held in the Henry County Jail, awaiting an appearance scheduled for Wednesday.

Police didn't immediately arrest Jackson on any preliminary charges related to the 911 calls.


TOPICS: Food; Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: indiana; napl

1 posted on 02/26/2013 4:50:33 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

Can I haz...


2 posted on 02/26/2013 4:52:18 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“Somebody get me a cheeseburger.”


3 posted on 02/26/2013 4:53:06 PM PST by dfwgator
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4 posted on 02/26/2013 4:53:35 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: nickcarraway

I can haz jail time..


5 posted on 02/26/2013 4:53:44 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: nickcarraway

Do you think they gave him a cheeseburger in jail?


6 posted on 02/26/2013 4:53:54 PM PST by occamrzr06
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To: nickcarraway
Gregory Jackson Sr. is a man with a long criminal history, mostly alcohol related.

Whoda thunk?

7 posted on 02/26/2013 4:58:14 PM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: occamrzr06

I heard it was sausage that night at the jail.


8 posted on 02/26/2013 4:58:36 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nickcarraway
Was he calling from his Obama phone?
9 posted on 02/26/2013 4:59:03 PM PST by 20yearvet (they yell for more tests as long as its your money)
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To: nickcarraway

Did the dispatcher tell him “no fries...chips.”


10 posted on 02/26/2013 5:00:06 PM PST by 4yearlurker (I hate February.)
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To: nickcarraway

Must be catching. At work very recently I met the local fire dept at a residential call, frustrated captain tells me the homeowner called 911 because they had no hot water.....


11 posted on 02/26/2013 5:02:57 PM PST by jughandle
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To: dfwgator

That is funny but not as stoopid as the drunk local broad here in DFW who called 911 saying she needed cigarettes. The operator asked for her name and address, she gave it, and then got a free trip to a place where you can’t smoke.

Da Slammer.


12 posted on 02/26/2013 5:03:18 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: nickcarraway

Do you want fries with that?


13 posted on 02/26/2013 5:07:19 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: jughandle

True story- a Toronto woman called 911 and told the operator that she was 8 months pregnant and her water broke. They dispatched a works department crew.


14 posted on 02/26/2013 6:09:52 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888

I had a woman call in late to work who was a dispatcher. She said her water broke. I asked her to elaborate a little further since she was over 60 years old. She said she was pulled over and there was steam coming from under the hood.


15 posted on 02/26/2013 6:28:54 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: nickcarraway; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
The dispatcher was afraid Jackson hadn't had anything to eat in a long time, so they sent an officer to his apartment.

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16 posted on 02/26/2013 7:38:44 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Yeah I would say they just wanted him to stop calling.

Although I have heard of people in the hospital calling because they were dying of thirst. But that was in the UK.

18 posted on 02/26/2013 7:57:01 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Promotional Fee Paid for by "Ouchies" The Sharp, Prickly Toy You Bathe With!)
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To: nickcarraway

He HAD to have it

19 posted on 02/26/2013 8:03:02 PM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I heard about that one too. I’ll bet they saved the National Health thousands of pounds.


20 posted on 02/26/2013 8:03:57 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear; Slings and Arrows

Well we know it wasn’t tooth paste poisoning.


21 posted on 02/26/2013 9:24:57 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Slings and Arrows
man on the phone was very familiar to the New Castle Police Dept.

Maybe he thought it was the White Castle Police Dept. (*groan*)

22 posted on 02/27/2013 7:14:12 AM PST by Silentgypsy (Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb .)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; Tax-chick; mikrofon
Nine Times?

*Nine* times.


23 posted on 02/27/2013 7:24:13 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Silentgypsy

"That's BAAAAAA-D!"

24 posted on 02/27/2013 7:30:06 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have been duly pun-ished. (*groan*)


25 posted on 02/27/2013 7:32:48 AM PST by Silentgypsy (Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb .)
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To: Ezekiel

"Cheebooger, Cheebooger, Cheebooger, Cheebooger, Cheebooger, Cheebooger, Cheebooger, Cheebooger, Cheebooger..."

26 posted on 02/27/2013 12:53:54 PM PST by mikrofon (Emergency Grease Fix)
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