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February 21, 2014

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.

KGW.com

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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