A 50-year-old South Florida woman named Freda Johnson was pulled over by a policeman for not wearing her seat belt. She also had no proof of insurance. The officer went back to his vehicle to write her a ticket. When he returned to the driver's window, he found her on her cell phone, talking to somebody. He started to explain about the tickets he was issuing her (against her objections), when he got a call on his police radio. The police dispatch operator told the officer that Ms. Johnson had called 911; in fact, she was still on the line with them. Why? Why would she call 911?
Well, it was all recorded. She called 911 to complain about the officer writing her tickets when she was so close to home. It just wasn't fair! You know, police harassment, and all that stuff. She didn't know what else to do. So she called 911 to air her grievances. Essentially, calling the police about the police. Not the thing to do!
What started out to be a pretty common traffic stop didn't end up that way. She would have been issued the tickets, then allowed to continue home. Not now. She was arrested and booked in the Palm Beach County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of misusing 911.
Now let's see what we've learned. First of all, if you have a car, you need insurance! Next, Buckle Up!... it's the law! Third, do not call 911 unless it's an emergency! Finally, do not use your cell phone while you are driving unless it is a hands-free operation. Okay, I added that last one.
Now getting back to the story... I wonder who she called with her one free phone call from inside the jail. Maybe it was 911.