Sounds a bit like Nazi Germany.
> Patrick Towns>> Woman Calls 911 With Pizza Complaint
>> An 86-year-old woman was jailed after police said she called 911
>> dispatchers 20 times in a little more than a half-hour -- all to
>> complain that a pizza parlor wouldn't deliver.
>> Dorothy Densmore was charged with misusing the 911 system, a jail >> spokeswoman said.
>> She told dispatchers Sunday that a local pizza shop refused to deliver
>> a pie to her south Charlotte apartment, said Officer Mandy
>> Giannini. She also complained that someone at the shop called her a
>> "crazy old coot," Giannini said.
>> Densmore wanted them arrested. Instead, police came to arrest her, and
>> she resisted, Giannini said.
>> It's unusual for someone to face charges for nonemergency calls,
>> Giannini said. But on Sunday, Densmore kept calling 911, even after
>> she was told to stop, Giannini said.
>> When an officer arrived at her apartment, the 5-foot-tall, 98-pound
>> woman attacked him, Giannini said. Densmore scratched him, kicked and
>> bit his hand, she said.
>> Densmore also is charged with resisting a public officer and two
>> counts of misusing the 911 system, jail records show.
>> Copyright 2005 The Associated Press.
>> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Poor, brave, courageous police officer.
>> I sure hope he was not hurt when this 86 year old woman 'assaulted'
>> him. On the other hand, the old lady should have made her calls to
>> police on a VOIP line. If she had, chances are the police would still
>> be looking for her, in order to arrest the 'crazy old coot'. PAT]
> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: So many things about USA law
> enforcement these days have a sort of tinge or a smell of Nazi-Germany
> to them, don't they ... PAT]
How do you figure? Who would be held responsible if one of her 20 calls caused a caller with a real emergency to be put on hold?
It sounds to me like she should have been charged with assaulting a police officer too, which would raise the stakes from a "resisting a public officer" charge.