Man Calls 911 After Burger King Doesn’t Honor Coupon
An individual at a Burger King in the state of Ohio wanted to use a coupon for one whopper purchased and another one for free. The Burger King rejected the man’s coupon in Ohio, and he called the police. The police acted professionally and examined the coupon and found it was only good in Texas, not Ohio. Once the police figured out the coupon was just good in Texas, then the man and the burger king employee settled their dispute. The police easily solved the situation and informed the man that the coupon was not good in Ohio.
As a result, the situation was over, and no one ended up dead, injured, or arrested. The man should be informed not to call 911 for non-emergencies reasons. Instead, the man should have complained to the company about the policy, or ask to speak to a general manager. The man should have used common sense to solve the problem. People like this waste police time in solving severe crime in the community.
However, maybe the dispatch should ask more questions to figure out what’s going on to see if the police are needed for the situation. Or a new police hotline for non-emergencies calls can solve people issues like a coupon at a Burger King. The hope is the new hotline for non- emergency reasons will free up police to address more serious crimes. Another solution might have a special type of police officer designed for these type of non-emergency situations. For example, there might be 50 police officers in the force for these types of cases. It would mean that the remaining police officers will only be called for severe situations and investigations.
In the end, the changes will hopefully help police and citizen to solve issues that involve taking police time for non-emergency reasons, while at the same time providing information to help citizens for their non-emergency needs. It will mean police and citizens issues will be solved more efficiently depending on the degree of the situation.
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