Thursday, July 05, 2007


I love this one.

Authorities in Illinois finally tracked down a 4-year-old girl who called 911 nearly 300 times last month.

According to the report, she was calling from a deactivated cell phone without her mother's knowledge - and driving emergency dispatchers insane for a large portion of June. On the 287th call, they finally asked the little girl what she wanted and she said, "McDonald's."

So they said they would bring her McDonald's if she told them her address...which she did. Minutes later the police showed up at her suburban Chicago apartment - sans happy meal. The girl's mother promptly took away the cell phone.

Cute story - but the thing you need to know here is that, by federal law, deactivated cell phones are required to be able to access 911. Many will also contact an emergency center if the 9 key is held down. So hang onto those old, deactivated cell phones and keep them charged up - just in case. You never know when you might crave a late night Big Mac.

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