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Man calls 911 over wife's stuck zipper

After the dispatcher asked if his wife was unable to breathe, the man replied that she was medically fine but couldn't get out of her coat.

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Each week, Washington County posts bad examples of 911 calls in its “You called 911 for that?” campaign.

The campaign is designed to draw attention to the dangers of non-emergency calls that tie up 911 lines. This week’s call really lives up to the hype.

OPERATOR: 911, Police Fire and Medical. 

CALLER: Yeah we got a problem here. My wife is struggling in her jacket and can't get it off. I want 911 here immediately. 

Read full storyMan calls 911 after wife's zipper gets stuck

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John Drady John Drady Friday, February 21, 2014 4:37:25 PM 911 call for a stuck zipper. You can't make this stuff up!!! We do hear of occasional stuck zippers that are pretty freightening for the individual. If you have ever seen the movie "Something About Mary" you understand.
Geoffrey Samuels Geoffrey Samuels Friday, February 21, 2014 5:12:15 PM It's a bleeder!!!
Rob Robinson Rob Robinson Saturday, February 22, 2014 12:43:51 PM At least it's better than the calls about little green men lurking in their attic (or basement or garden shed)!
John Drady John Drady Sunday, February 23, 2014 11:08:23 PM Here in west county, those little green mr
Gene Price Gene Price Monday, February 24, 2014 4:46:56 AM Wow! That's all I got to say!
Christopher  Stalker Christopher Stalker Tuesday, February 25, 2014 6:24:11 AM I had a person call because they wanted a Mountain Dew.
Prince Ilwg Rankin Prince Ilwg Rankin Tuesday, February 25, 2014 7:27:52 AM They also wanted you dead.
Christopher  Stalker Christopher Stalker Tuesday, February 25, 2014 7:29:48 AM Yeah but he really wanted that Mountain Dew. I mean, if I wanted one that bad and the ambalamps man didn't bring me no Mountain Dew, I'd want ESU to shoot him too. He ain't doing his job right!
Prince Ilwg Rankin Prince Ilwg Rankin Tuesday, February 25, 2014 7:36:11 AM I would've ask for some chipotle to go along with it or even better Doritos and Taco Bell.
Lori Rheaume Lori Rheaume Tuesday, February 25, 2014 7:53:20 AM Perhaps 911 should fine abusers of the system for tying up vital lines...

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