This week’s Weird and Wacky Wednesday looks at the consequences of calling 9-11 too many times without an emergency. Then we take a trip to Denmark and hear about maybe the funniest, not really an art heist but is at the same time ever. And then end with one story out one in Florida that includes a naked woman and a used car.
9-11, this isn’t an emergency sir
When you were a kid, you may have dialled 9-11 without actually having an emergency, either by accident or because you didn’t like the fact that your parents took some toy away from you. Either way, you did it once, got a warning on why calling 9-11 isn’t a joke, and then never did it again.
I guess a 61-year-old man from Indiana missed that lesson because he called 9-11 multiple times to report that he was tired. He was arrested for his series of calls, as he had just pled guilty the day before to a prior misuse of the 911 system, where he avoided jail time “on the condition the deft does not call 911 unless it is an emergency.”
His latest calls for being tired violated this condition, and so now, as a result, he will be spending 60 days in county jail.
Hopefully, he’ll be able to catch up on his sleep while in there, so when he gets out, he at least won’t be calling 9-11 for sleepy reasons.
New exhibit, you won’t believe it when you (don’t) see it
A museum in Denmark gave an artist $84 000 to use in a commissioned art piece. Well, the artist turned in the piece alright, but it did come with a catch. Instead of delivering two recreations of previous pieces, Danish artist Jens Haaning had worked on; he delivered the museum two big blank canvases titled “Take the Money and Run.”
Haaning says the piece was created as a protest against how artists are treated in the industry.
In the contract he has with the museum, it was agreed that the $84 000 would be returned at the exhibit’s end in early 2022.
He hasn’t broken the contract yet, but it has yet to be known where the money has gone and whether or not he will return it when required.
Car for sale, woman in back not included
Imagine going car shopping, seeing your dream car in the parking lot, then walking up to it thinking you’ve finally found your next vehicle only to find a naked woman in the back seat. Well, that’s exactly what happened at a car dealership in a Florida.
A customer walked up to a Jeep Wrangler for sale on the lot and noticed a naked woman in the back of the car. He informed one of the associates who worked there, who in turn called the 9-11. When they arrived, the dealership manager told them he opened the door to a woman lying naked in the back with her legs wide open.
The estimated damage she did to the vehicle was around $1300. The woman was charged with burglary, criminal mischief, indecent exposure
Maybe next time we see a little dirt on a seat cushion in a used car were considering buying, we should just be grateful it’s not a naked person.