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Woman calls 911 over lack of shrimp in fried rice


Last Edited: April 7, 2009, 8:51 pm


Diner Dials 911 over
Shrimp Order

kDFW Fox 4 TV

Created On: Tuesday, 07 Apr 2009, 10:17 AM CDT

HALTOM CITY, Texas - A woman dialed 911 on Monday afternoon to report that she didn’t get extra shrimp in her fried rice order.

The incident happened at A&D Buffalo's in the 4000 block of East Belknap Street.

Restaurant' employees said the woman originally left with her order, but came back claiming she did not get her full $1.62 worth of extra shrimp. Since she had already left the building with her food, they refused to give her a refund.

"She started yelling and screaming, brought her boyfriend in and they started making a scene in here," said Alex Kim, the restaurant's attorney.

Employees said that's when the irate woman called 911 to try to get help from the police.

"I always get the shrimp fried rice, so I said I'm going to get extra meat this time. But he didn’t even put extra shrimp in there," she told the 911 operator.

The woman also told the operator that she demanded either a refund or the additional crustaceans, and that she decided to place the emergency call when she was met with resistance.

"I'm just saying, to get a police officer up here, what has to happen?" the caller asked the operator.

A Haltom City police officer was dispatched to the scene, but the woman was no longer at the restaurant when he arrived.

Police spokesman Cody Phillips said she likely will not be punished for her 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. She was none of those things," Phillips said.

The incident mirrors a March episode in Florida in which a woman dialed 911 about her McDonald's order. In that case, police arrested the woman.

Restaurant employees said they actually expect to see the woman again. She is a frequent customer. And if she does come again, they will be more than happy to take care of her, they said.

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Comment by pumpi76 - April 7, 2009, 9:28 pm
That's what i am talking about...LOL...
time*treatComment by time*treat - April 7, 2009, 10:01 pm
"They will be more than happy to take care of her". I'll bet they will. She'd better not order the soup.
justxploringComment by justxploring - April 7, 2009, 11:15 pm
I almost became one of these idiots tonight. No kidding. Fringe was just finishing (it's a show on Fox) so it must have been 10:00 when I heard strange noises out front. Someone was stealing my neighbor's SUV with all his expensive tools. He sleeps like the dead and I couldn't wake him up with the doorbell or when I knocked on his bedroom window. (not sure if it's his bedroom -- we're not that close. LOL)    I grabbed my cell phone and shouted "I'm calling the police."   Turned out that being a good neighbor isn't always a good deed. It was the repo man.

They come by at 10:00 at night?   

Sorry for the off-topic comment, but I almost turned out to be one of the people in your stories! :-)

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