Perhaps this New Castle, Ind. man should have just gone to White Castle.
Gregory Jackson Sr. was arrested on Friday after calling 911 asking for a cheeseburger. New Castle Police said the 52-year-old was so hungry that he dialed emergency services nine times in a 90 minute window.
According to WishTV.com, the dispatcher sent police to Jackson’s apartment in fear he “hadn't had anything to eat in a long time.” Police then arrested Jackson, who has a long criminal history, after finding a warrant was out for his arrest for an unrelated matter.
A transcript of Jackson’s 911 call asking for a cheeseburger was released by News 8, which documented multiple calls from Jackson, who was hard to understand at times.
“Dispatcher: Do you have an emergency sir, because you dialed 911.
Gregory: I dialed 911.
Dispatcher: Yeah you dialed 911.
Dispatcher: I don't, I am not understanding a word your saying sir.
Dispatcher: OK, what did you need?
Dispatcher: OK, so why did you call 911 for, what do you need.
Dispatcher: Do you have an emergency?
Gregory: A cheeseburger.
Dispatcher: Have a good day.”
“Dispatcher: 911, Your emergency.
Greg: Yes, I just spoke with you. You hung up on me.
Dispatcher: Well I asked if you had an emergency. You said no, you needed a cheeseburger. So we don't take cheeseburger orders.”
“Dispatcher: You know if you give me some information maybe we can try and help you out.”
Police ended up going to Jackson’s home and discovering he was wanted on a warrant for failing to appear in court two days before the 911 call for a cheeseburger. He was not arrested for charges related to the 911 call.
Jackson has previously been arrested and served jail time for theft, dealing a controlled substance and criminal recklessness.
He is being held at Henry County Jail and will appear in court Wednesday.
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