She thought she had it bad at home… Try having a Slice delivered to the Gray Bar Hotel… I pitty them guards…
What BT said. Just being a PITA isn’t enough.
Maybe for the same reason they cuffed that 5-year old having a temper tantrum in her FL school and dragged her off to the police station: the law makes it almost impossible to deal with these things in any sensible way. In the case of the kid, nobody but the police were allowed to physically restrain her from trashing the classroom and principal’s office. In the case of this woman, unless she is a danger to herself or others, in which case they could hospitalize her, they probably can’t stop her from doing this other than by putting her in jail where her phone access is limited.
Oh for goodness sake. The woman obviously has real mental health issues, why aren’t they being properly addressed instead of locking her up ?
The lady knew what she wanted I guess!
I live 40 miles north of Charlotte, and this was a local story on our news. One detail that Yahoo failed to include was that Mrs. Densmore wasn’t trying to order an entire pizza, she only wanted a SLICEof pizze, and she wanted it delivered. Had she ordered an entire pie, there wouldn’t have been a problem, LOL.
Woman jailed for repeatedly calling 911 because she wanted pizza
By The Associated Press
(5/24/05 – CHARLOTTE, NC) An 86-year-old woman has been sent to jail after police said she called 911 dispatchers 20 times in a little more than a half-hour to complain about a pizza parlor. Dorothy Densmore remained in jail Tuesday charged with misusing the 911 system, a jail spokeswoman said.
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She told dispatchers Sunday that a local pizza shop refused to deliver a pie to her south Charlotte apartment, said Officer Mandy Giannini, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police spokeswoman. She also complained that someone at the shop called her a "crazy old coot," Giannini said.
Densmore wanted them arrested. Instead, police came to arrest her, and she resisted, Giannini said.
It’s unusual for someone to face charges for nonemergency calls, Giannini said. But on Sunday, Densmore kept calling 911, even after she was told to stop, Giannini said.
When an officer arrived at her apartment, the 5-foot-tall, 98-pound woman attacked him, Giannini said. Densmore scratched him, kicked and bit his hand, she said.
Densmore is also charged with resisting a public officer and two counts of misusing the 911 system, jail records show.
It was the second time she’d been charged with misusing the emergency system, court records show.
In March 2004, police said she called 911 about 10 times after she was asked to stop, a police report says. She then threatened to hit the officer with a chair when he came to arrest her, the report states.
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Bless her little heart.
Only time one would call 911 for pizza around here is when it makes you sick..
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