From chicken nuggets to math problems, these are eight of the most bizarre non-emergency 911 calls.
A Florida woman calls 911 three times to complain that her local McDonald's is out of chicken nuggets. (March 2009)
Burger King complaint
A woman calls 911 after she is unable to get the hamburger she wants at Burger King.
Locked in car
A woman in Kissimmee, FL, calls 911 claiming to be locked inside her car. (March 2009)
A Connecticut man calls 911 to ask how much trouble he could get into for growing marijuana. (February 2011)
Out of cigarettes
A woman in Texas calls 911 asking for cigarettes. (February 2013)
A four-year-old girl calls 911 asking for help with her math.
Ride to liquor store
A man in Florida calls 911 requesting a ride to the liquor store.
Drunk driver report
A Wisconsin woman calls to turn in a drunk driver--herself. (October 2009)
Photos: Aftermath of massive tornado in Moore
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VIDEO: Pres. Obama's remarks on the Okla. tornado
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- Monday, May 20, 2013
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SLIDESHOW: Tornado passes through Oklahoma
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- Friday, May 17, 2013
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SLIDESHOW: Texas storms damage homes, uproot trees
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- Thursday, May 16, 2013
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VIDEO: Texas tornadoes damage homes, businesses
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- Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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- Photos: Aftermath of massive tornado in Moore