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Guy Calls 911, Demands NHL Returns To Winnipeg

from Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press,

At least one local hockey fan thinks it’s criminal the Winnipeg Jets haven’t returned home.

A 33-year-old resident of Lundar, Manitoba is facing numerous charges after allegedly making a series of 911 calls which included demanding RCMP officers somehow bring the National Hockey League back to the province.

“He began the conversation by saying he wanted the Jets back. He was quite upset about it,” a justice source told the Free Press on Wednesday. The incident occurred last year but was never reported publicly by police. The Free Press uncovered details this week through court documents….

The emergency dispatcher politely told the angry caller there was nothing she could do to help him and reminded him that he was tying up a valuable resource before hanging up. But the man continued to phone back, claiming he had a lot on his mind….

The final straw came when the man began insulting the 911 operator, eventually calling her a crude name. She warned him that his number had been traced and police were being sent out to arrest him.

“If you’re coming to get me, can you bring me some smokes,” was his reply.

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Evilpens's avatar

UUMMMM Drugs are Bad News Guy ! LOL

Posted by Evilpens on 07/21/10 at 10:21 PM ET


Pretty similar negotiating tactics to Jim Balsillie with the NHL…

Posted by fcjbencard on 07/21/10 at 10:32 PM ET

creasemonkey's avatar

Not the craziest thing I’ve heard on a 911 call, but I would have been recorded laughing.

Posted by creasemonkey from sweet home san diego on 07/22/10 at 12:42 AM ET

Hippy Dave's avatar

Freaking awesome.  I love Canada.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Somewhere West of Detroit on 07/22/10 at 01:38 PM ET

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