Listen: Restaurant patron calls 911 to report small clams

Nelson Agosto called 911 to complain about the clams, and once again after he forgot the non-emergency phone number the dispatcher gave him

By EMS1 Staff

STUART, Fla. — A man was arrested after calling 911 twice to complain about the size of his seafood.

TC Palm reported that Nelson Agosto ordered clams at Crabby’s Seafood Shack  despite the waiter’s warning that they were small, according to police.

Upon receiving the order, a restaurant employee said Agosto complained and received a second order for free. He was apparently still not satisfied, because he called 911 to report the incident.

"He was complaining that the clams he was eating were so small. He didn't want to pay for them," police spokesman Sgt. Brian Bossio said.

"I ordered something, and it was extremely so small,” Agosto can be heard telling the dispatcher.

The dispatcher provided Agosto with a non-emergency police phone number, but Agosto called 911 again, saying he forgot the number.

Agosto was arrested and charged with misuse of 911.

"It was an arrest, but the officer did not take the guy to jail," Bossio said.


9-1-1 Caller Didn’t Know When To Clam Up On December 18, 2017, Stuart Police received back to back 9–1-1 calls from a customer wanting to complain about the size of his seafood dish. Nelson Agosto 51, of Port Saint Lucie, Florida ordered and ate a steamed clam dinner, which he claimed was “too small”. Nelson was refusing to shell out the money for the food and attempted to call the police using the 9-1-1 system. Nelson wanted an officer to respond to the local Stuart restaurant to settle the dispute. Upon arrival, Officer David Jacobson investigated Nelson’s complaint and determined he was in hot water. Nelson was issued a Notice to Appear Summons for Misuse of 9-1-1 and released from the scene.

Posted by Stuart Police Department on Thursday, December 21, 2017


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