Calling 911 over bad Chinese food isn’t a good idea, nor is it an emergency, and a 44-year-old Ohio woman just became an example of why this should never be done. Tracey McCloud was arrested Monday (July 6) night for dialing 911 to complain that her food was “not up to par for her liking.”
McCloud was inside the Main Moon Chinese restaurant when she made the call. Police say McCloud was well aware that her food situation wasn’t an emergency. When told so by the dispatcher she replied, “What am I supposed to do? Jump over the thing and beat them up and get my money back?”
The dispatcher reminds her that she could’ve called the “regular police line, instead of the life-threatening emergency line.” McCloud responds by saying that she was “transferred” to the 911 dispatcher.
Police took McCloud into custody and charged her with a misuse of 911, which is a misdemeanor in the state.
She is scheduled to appear in court Friday (July 10).
Photo: Aliance Ohio PD